Seehof's Elektrish Riesling is well named, as it is a straight up "electric" off-dry Riesling from the Rheinhessen region of Germany. A lot of the Kabinett rieslings on the market today are actually being made with Spatlese level fruit (late harvest, very sweet grapes) that make heavier wines, but the old school style is to make a very light, zippy wine, and Florian Fauth of Weingut Seehof prefers that style, thus the name ‘Elektrish’ which means just what you think it means. Tasting it is light drinking a lightning bolt of freshness, and pairs with the fried chicken in the same way that a refreshing lemonade might. Most of the fruit comes from the Aulerde, one of the Grand Cru sites of Westhofen. Both the legendary Klaus Peter Keller, Florian’s brother-in-law, and Philip Wittmann farm parcels in the Aulerde: this vineyard is the real deal. Roughly 30% of the fruit is not “sourced,” in the generic and dirty-sounding way that word is often used, but rather bought from Florian’s good friends in the village. It is electric with vivid and mouth watering granny smith apple and citrus and a live-wire of minerality and acidity nearly pulsating through it.