Spätburgunder Rosé, Grosse Reserve, Trocken, 2013, Weingut Aldinger, rosé wine from Germany
The only difficulty I have with the winery is the location. It is in Fellbach which is a suburb of Stuttgart, simply an ugly city in the southwest of Germany where all people speak a ridiculous dialect called “Schwäbisch”. God built the world within six days; “Schwäbisch” was probably at very end when he hadn’t anymore the mood to create something nice….
One very nice thing about our life is that ugliness is so often very close to beauty. You need to keep eyes open even in the worst corners of the world because you will always discover something valuable. Germany would be poorer if there wasn’t this wonderful winery Aldinger. (http://www.weingut-aldinger.de/). They produce a huge variety of wines but their specialty is perhaps red wines which undoubtedly belong to the top top in Germany. You will find sooner or later, in other places on this blog, some reports about some other wines of Aldinger.
When I visited the Aldinger family, who have been winemakers for many generations, I got a gift: this rosé! Generally I am not really a big fan of rosé. In the most cases, rosé is really too sweet for me. Rosé is something which can only support a kind of a beach feeling for girls. Usually it isn’t filigree and rich of character. Considering this, I have to admit that that rosé is good and substantial. Instead of sweet it is natural fruity. The colour is like the dominating aroma: raspberry, although there is enough fresh sourness to keep the wine dry. The best of this wine is the after-taste which remains to sour red fruit jelly together with a very interesting spice.
So, if you are looking for a non-sweet, non-trendy and non-dull pink grape juice with alcohol, then you are right on target with this wine. I had Bavarian cucumber potato salad and meat balls with it. It is a great companion for a meal or snack of bread, cold cuts, cheeses… (cold platter) something we call “Brotzeit” in Germany. It is an enrichment like a bouquet of flowers on a table.
You can order directly at the winery via internet. But keep in mind these wines are sold out sometimes within days.
Have a look at reviews of other two wines from Aldinger: https://avdwineandfood.net/2015/08/01/ovum-sauvignon-blanc-aldinger-2013/ and https://avdwineandfood.net/2015/05/12/bergmandel-lemberger-gg-2012-aldinger/
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