Diesen Wein hatte ich schon mehrmals probiert, zuletzt im Juni 2009 wo ich Ihn eigentlich in seiner optimalen Phase sah. Diesen Blogpost von Barry nahm ich nun zum Anlass meine letzte Flasche dieses Weins zu öffnen. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes you just meet up with friends for a wine tasting without having a particular plan or theme. You just start with one bottle and pick the next one according to the moods, the appetites and desires of everyone. This was such a tasting:
The 2007 Deidesheimer Grosse Hohl GG by Mosbacher is a powerful Riesling. Vibrant and musculous, yet with enough fruit and a beautiful acidity to balance it. Nice presence and nice length. Able to compete within Germany’s Riesling top league.
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Markus Schneider has a good sense for marketing. This young winemaker from the Pfalz developed a neat modern website for his estate, he designed a cool layout for all of his wine-labels, building an easy recognizable style and last but not least, his wines are poured at the posh restaurant Sansibar on the Northern Island Sylt, which gives an extra-kick to the brand name and helped building the aura of a top-newcomer estate. Read the rest of this entry »