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Von Rheinhessen ins Piemont

Natürlich nicht zu Fuß, sondern von Glas zu Glas – Zusammenfassung eines netten Weinabends dessen Anlass ein Geburtstag war, auf den es anzustossen galt.

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2009 Rotschiefer Riesling, Weingut St-Antony: Fast goldene Farbe die etwas überreif wirkte. Am Gaumen dann eine üppige Frucht, die eigentlich auch fast von der ganzen Runde gelobt wurde, nur ich fand sie etwas zu dick aufgetragen: Mineralität und Terroir werden dadurch fast überdeckt. Bin auch wegen dieser hohen Reife bei jungem Alter eher leicht skeptisch. Aber leer war die Flasche in nullkommanix. Read the rest of this entry »

New Year’s Eve Rieslings

There are many ways to end the old year and start the new one. But for many there is one constant: drinking Champagne or other sparkling wines. Is it the only acceptable beverage for celebrating? For us, Riesling turned out to be a great alternative. And if you think about it, the symbolism works: freshness and juiciness stand for rejuvenation or a new beginning. Exactly what we wish for. Plus we had some nice bottles to uncork:

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2009 Schieferterrassen Riesling, Heymann-Löwenstein, Mosel – Compelling nose of gunpowder and yellow fruit for this still off-dry Mosel Riesling. Even flintier smell than its brother wine Vom blauen Schiefer.The wine doesn’t appear sweet, rather balanced out by the power of 13% alcohol (without feeling alcoholic). Acidity is so well integrated you would think it Read the rest of this entry »

Winzerfest in Nierstein am Rhein, Rheinhessen

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!

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Church tower in the pittoresque town of Nierstein.

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One of the up and coming estates: Schneider!

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