November 1, 2009

The Last Riesling Tasting with Wines of Germany and TasteLive!

I was fortunate to be invited to another tastelive event with the good folks at Wines of Germany and the folks at TasteLive. The final Riesling tasting for the month of October featured the wines of Schloss-Reinhartshausen. Schloss-Reinhartshausen has a long and storied history of producing world class Reisling since the 14th Century. For those of you who failed math, that's a long time.

We tasted four wines on Oct. 30, including the '07 Old Vines and '07 Fountain Blue. The wines were across the board very nice, and though I receved these wines as complimentary samples, I'd love to own more of each. I'm starting with a note on my favorite of the night, the 2007 Erbach Schlossberg Monopole Erstes Gewachs Riesling. This baby showed lots of petrol on the nose and a crisp acidity and minerality. Full of lemony fruit, peaches, and an almost savory palate. Full bodied and built to age for a while. Paired nicely with German brats and pommes anna. A nice classy wine.

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