German Wine Quick Facts – Part 1 the Growing Regions

I personally believe that good wines can be made anywhere provided that the soil and climate is suitable and the responsible vintner is good at interpreting the nature through the grapes. However, I also do believe that, for the best wines, it is a different story. They cannot be made anywhere and Riesling is a fine example … Continue reading

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Kuehling-Gillot, Niersteiner Pettenthal Riesling Trocken GG, 2008

I came across this great Rheinhessen Estate around the end of last year in a tasting of German Groesses Gewaechs in Siegburg. Its wines strike me with great mineral, ripe fruit and  smooth round texture, very typical to Rheinhessen. Color: Light yellow gold Nose: Smoky, dry-woody and petrol nose with lots of spice. Refined smell … Continue reading

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Saar versus Mosel. Mineral versus Fruit. Acid versus Acid.

Versus, versus and versus. Three time versuses are in the title of my tasting note today. Both wines are from my favourite wineries from the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer area, now, of course, the three melt into just one Mosel area. The first one is since long one of my favourite; the second one, I just … Continue reading

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Philipp Kuhn, Mano Negra 2007

I have tasted this wine in a wine tasting organized by one of my favourite wine handler in my town, AixVinum (www.aixvinum.de). And like always, it was really difficult to really examine all the element of a good wine, which it deserves, in such an occasion. Especially when you were faced with 40 to 50 bottles of … Continue reading

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Keller, Kirchspiel Riesling Trocken GG 2008

Here goes my first tasting note on my blog. A wine from my favourite producer. Weingut Keller, Westhofen Kirchspiel, Riesling GG 2008, Rheinhessen Color: pale yellow gold. Nose: a little bit of everything. Subtle nutty riped fruit; peach, lemon and apple. Light hint of honey. Charming chalky mineral. Still close and very reserved. Mouth: good fruit.  Seducing mineral. … Continue reading

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Diel, Pittermännchen Riesling Trocken GG 2006

Tasting date: 26.08.2009 Color: Yellow gold Nose: sexy. Seductive fruit twisted with appealing mineral, yet fine and elegant. Hard cheese. Small hint of rubber showing its youthful age. Mouth: very soft fine texture yet very tempting. Light to middle body. Ravishing fruit with dazzling acidity. Irresistable mineral that not only enchants your palate but paralyzes … Continue reading

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