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Vor kurzem bei einer sehr schönen und schmackhaften Geburtstagsfeier genossen! Danke nochmal Siegrid und Steffen!

Solter Riesling Sekt Brut 2007

Solter ist eins der wenigen Sekthäuser im Rheingau, welches eigene Weinberge besitzt (und nicht fremde Trauben einkauft) aber nicht allein deswegen immer eine gute Empfehlung Dieser 2007 Solter Brut is ein frischer, klarer, geradliniger Rieslingsekt mit einem Hauch Tiefe, also ideal zum Aperitiv auf der Terrasse. Schön wie man bei Solter immer wieder zuverlässige Qualität und Genuß geboten bekommt.

Gelbflossenmakrele

…und natürlich paßt er auch perfekt zur Gelbflossenmakrele!

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2008 Sauvignon Blanc Trocken, Weingut Geheimer Rat Dr. von Bassermann Jordan, Pfalz

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Kurznotiz: Sehr schöner sortentypischer SB, der durch seine nicht zu intensive art positiv auffält. Kein übertriebenes hochegezüchtetes Rebsortenmonster, sondern ganz ruhig und rein mit Stachelbeeren und Gras im Bouquet und am Gaumen. Andererseits wirkt auch keineswegs zu leicht oder zu schüchtern. Die Wage hält die Balance. Einfach eine solide Empfehlung! Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Germany,Pfalz

2007 Forster Ungeheuer Riesling Kabinett Trocken, Weingut Geheimer Rat Dr. von Bassermann-Jordan, Pfalz

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beautiful label designed in 1905 showing emperor Probus who allowed viticulture in 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 »

Categories: Germany,Pfalz

Grosse Gewächse 2006 – Welcome to Riesling Paradise

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Not much time to take pictures, everyone was already leaving Paradise at that point…

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 »

Pfalz in June

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 »

Categories: Germany,Pfalz
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