Last week a few friends and I took the train for Nierstein for the good reason of attending the so called Winzerfest which is being held there. What insiders and the handful of readers of this blog already know: Nierstein is a small wine village just next to the fantastic Roter Hang vineyard and is a home to a few up and coming estates of Germany. So attending a Wine Fest there cannot be such a bad idea! Here are some impressions!
One of the up and coming estates: Schneider!
This Silvaner from Schätzel is a very light yet tasty white wine. Perfect for hot summer days!
Quick Wine Tasting offered to us by the young owner of the estate, Kai Schätzel. Rheinschiefer represents his basic Riesling, very juicy and mineral and simply so enjoyable. Ideal for evenings with friends. An everyday jewel.
Pettenthal is his premium Riesling from the Roter Hang. A very special vineyard. I felt very lucky to get a sneak peak of his new vintage which is being released for sale in September only! A true beauty! Fruit, Minerality, Weight, balance, herbs! Don’t miss out on this one! Also a bargain compared to the big names’ prices.
BTW, a true discovery for me was his single vineyard Sylvaner, Hipping. Just so lean and still full of flavour. Rarely had such a moment with a Sylvaner!
The old cellar is permanently moist due to a water vein crossing the soil.
mold quickly covers the bottles in this environment.
We thus felt lucky to spend the rest of the evening at this estate where we got a very warm hearted welcome.
This event will definitely also be on our calendar next year.