The Intense minerality of the vineyard is showing nicely here. It is coupled with the typical overripe yellow fruit notes of the Pfalz. Only little thing bothering is a slight bitterness in the end. But still, it is just beautiful to drink right now: like most 2008 Rieslings the drinking window is finally wide open. The Acham-Magin estate ,member of VDP, is one of the nice options for Forst wines if you don’t want to pay the skyhigh prices of Bürklin-Wolf.
2007 Forster Ungeheuer Riesling Kabinett Trocken, Weingut Geheimer Rat Dr. von Bassermann-Jordan, Pfalz
The vineyards of Forst are well known to all Riesling amateurs in the World. Among em, Ungeheur (which means monster if literally translated but in this case the christening actually stems from a certain Mr. Ungeheuer) is for sure one of the top vineyards, maybe not as singular as Pechstein or Kirchenstück, but definitely with enough volcanic rock in the ground to lend the wines charismatic personality. Read the rest of this entry »
Im Gasthaus zur Kanne in Deidesheim welches zum Weingut Dr. Bürklin-Wolf gehört, ist die Weinkarte bekannter weise mit unzähligen Preziosen des Guts gespickt. Als wahrer Glücksgriff oder besser gesagt, als wahre Glücks-Empfehlung entpuppte sich der 1999er Forster Pechstein. Um es kurz zu sagen: Ein Weltklasse Weißwein! Dass dieser 10 Jahre alt ist, merkt man ihm kein bisschen an. In der Nase zeigt er Read the rest of this entry »
This really was like a walk through paradise. At the VDP Grosse Gewächse Tour I had the pleasure to attend, I was able to taste some of the most acclaimed Rieslings from Nahe Rheinhessen and Pfalz. Ok technically seen, Rheingau and Mosel which are also big compartments of Riesling Paradise were left out, but I have to admit that it would have been too many wines in the end, and I felt lucky enough with 42 top-estates that were represented. Read the rest of this entry »
Here are some pictures taken on a rather cloudy day within the vineyards of Forst in the Mittelhaardt. Forst is a small winetown located inbetween Wachenheim and Deidesheim. All 3 names are well-known to wine-amateurs. The most prestigious single-vineyards in this part of the Weinstrasse are located in Forst though, such as:
Forster Ungeheuer (which means monster, but is actually the name of a historic personality in the region), Forster Pechstein, Forster Jesuitengarten and Forster Kirchenstück.
Of course, the vineyards of Wachenheim and Deidesheim are also top sites, and winemakers would say that it is a question of taste and preference in the end, but still the sites of Forst are the most famous. Read the rest of this entry »