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Funky Labels: Wild Thing Riesling, Rheingau

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Wild Thing, you make my heart sing. But this one is definitely also one for the eye. Winemaker Anthony Hammond, who is a buyer of grapes in Oestrich-Winkel, Rheingau, has always shown a weakness for original and catchy packaging. Just check his online-shop.

By the way, the name wild thing refers to the spontaneous fermentation of this off-dry Riesling. And rather because of its slight sweetness than anything else, it matched perfectly with my wild Asian curry mee dish!

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Categories: Germany,Rheingau
  1. Wine Rambler Said,

    Good lord, this is colourful for a German wine label. I am still in shock, with the close-up shot and all ;-) This may take me a little time to get used to, but I think I like it. Even better if the wine was also good!

  2. Blindtaster Said,

    Well, maybe it’s because Anthony Hammond is half American and less attached to traditional German labels! The wine isn’t bad, but not as wild as it used to be (the spontaneous fermentation nose has somehow disappeared. It’s not as sweet as someone would expect from a Spaetlese halbtrocken, and feels a little grape-y in a simplistic way on the palate. But very good with the food. Greets

  3. anthonyhammond Said,

    thanks for tasting our wine
    the grapes are not bougt or have any negociant character.
    we produce, meaning work in the vineyards by ourselfes in Rüdesheim 4,5 hectares of steep slope and some of prime 1st growth. thanks and enjoy the hit.
    cheers anthony

  4. Blindtaster Said,

    Thanks for your comment, Anthony. I’m not sure where I picked that négociant thing up. But thanks a lot for clearing us up, and keep up the good wines and the great labels! Cheers, Alex

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