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1971 Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Spätlese, Weingut Koehler-Ruprecht, Pfalz – Ein “Alter Schinken” mit einer Spur “Terroir”

Es ist mal wieder Zeit für einen “alten Schinken“, denn so einige von denen liegen noch im Keller und jünger werden sie sowieso nicht mehr. Aber ich will das nicht so herablassend sagen, es waren ja schon einige echte Volltreffer dabei, es ist halt eine “hit or miss” Angelegenheit. Obwohl, ein Zwischending gäbe es da auch noch, je nachdem  wie man zur Firne steht. Denn unter der Patina des Alters findet man manchmal interessante Spuren die auf die Substanz des Weins oder das “Terroir” hinweisen. Deshalb bedeuten für mich solche Weine zumindest immer eine spannende Entdeckungsreise, selbst wenn die Flasche am Ende nicht leer wird. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Germany,Pfalz

Riesling Birthday Party

What a nice evening with only bottles of Riesling. It was my mom’s birthday and a few friends came over for the occasion. Naturally, I seized the occasion to experiment a bit with the effect of different Riesling styles on our guests. Here are my quick notes:

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2008 Von Den Terrassen Riesling, Weingut Castel Peter, Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz – Sleek and lean. Less on the riper side and thus a typical 08 I’d say. Good minerality, a bit lighter in weight as well but nonentheless a good introduciton to this estate I’ve never heard about. Also, a nice first wine for refreshing the palate. Read the rest of this entry »

Looks delicious!

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..and tasted delicious! I’ve never eaten tripes that good before. Well, maybe I’ve never eaten them before, I’m not so sure. Those were served at Koehler Ruprecht estate in Kallstadt during the local wine fest. Really tender and with such a hearty and delicious sauce they were just splendid. Read the rest of this entry »

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