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Peters, Riesling Auslese, 2007, Martha’s Weinberg

Peters, Riesling Auslese, 2007, Martha’s Weinberg, White wine from Germany

7,5 points

Some time ago I posted two reviews about Johannes Peter’s Scharzhofberger Riesling. You can find a lot of information about the winery at: https://avdwineandfood.net/2015/05/11/peters-schwarzhofberger-riesling-spatlese-2007/ and https://avdwineandfood.net/2015/08/01/peters-scharzhofberger-riesling-spatlese-2012/.

This particular wine, Martha’s Weinberg, actually does not appear on Peter’s website. Johannes Peters writes: Continue reading “Peters, Riesling Auslese, 2007, Martha’s Weinberg”

A.J. Adam, Hofberg Auslese, 2013

A.J. Adam, Dhroner Hofberg, Riesling Auslese, 2013, White-wine from Germany

7,5 points

„Deutscher Prädikatswein“ – what a German word! But if you, dear reader, see this and you are not a German wine expert then you can for sure expect best quality. This is top-level of German wines. Prädikatswein range from dry to intensely sweet, but unless it is specifically indicated that the wine is dry or off-dry as these wines always have noticeably mounts of residual sugar. As you have in some other countries other categorizations respectively classification. You could read much more about it at Wikipedia if you look for German wine classifications: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_wine_classification).

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Peters, Scharzhofberger Riesling, Spätlese, 2012

Peters, Scharzhofberger Riesling, Spätlese, 2012, Wiltingen, White-wine from Germay

6,5 points

Please refer to my review of the same wine but vintage 2007: https://avdwineandfood.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/peters-schwarzhofberger-riesling-spatlese-2007/ and you can read more about this vinery.

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Kanzemer Altenberg, Riesling Spätlese 2012, Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier

Kanzemer Altenberg, Riesling Spätlese Trocken, 2012 Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier, White-wine from Germany

6,5 points

Another remarkable Riesling! At the label it is said Mosel but in real it is a wine from the Saar again as for instance all Scharzhofberg Riesling.

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Domaine Duclaux, Cháteauneuf du Pape, 2000

Cháteauneuf du Pape, Domaine Duclaux, 2000, Red-wine from France

4,5 points

This Cháteauneuf du Pape is from a winemaker family Quiot, which produces wine since 1748. They should know to make wine, and they do! Everything you like to know about them, you can find at their webpage: http://www.famillequiot.com/

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Kaseler Nies’chen, Riesling Spätlese Trocken, 2012, Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier

Kaseler Nies’chen, Riesling Spätlese Trocken, 2012, Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier, White-wine from Germany

6 points

Again another wonderful Riesling of „the“ Riesling area Mosel! Even though I like to be precise. Kaseler Nies’chen is one of Germany’s top vineyard but actually at the valley of the small creek Ruwer which is an inflow to Mosel. A little bit similar to Scharzhofberg this hill belongs to the very top estates and is shared by several wineries. One of them is Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier which I recently introduced at https://avdwineandfood.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/ayler-kupp-riesling-auslese-2012-bischofliche-weinguter-trier/. So I haven’t to write too much anymore about the vinery itself.

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Ayler Kupp, Riesling Auslese, 2012, Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier

Ayler Kupp, Riesling Auslese, 2012, Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier, White-wine from Germany

6 points

The first nip is a different note than many other Riesling from this area which is very close to the famous vineyard Scharzhofberg at the river Saar. It is a little bit tart and, it appears creamier and has more petrol. This Riesling is perhaps also a little bit less mineral although the soil is shist. Due to a bit more modest mineralitiy there is a different balance among Riesling’s typical fruitiness and freshness. The fruits are less citron but a bit more mature as apple and gooseberry but also some exotic flavors. The wine sparkles a bit on one tongue which is refreshing and has a very long reverberation. Although it is an Auslese this wine is dry and even a little bit fumy if you can say so.

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Peters, Scharzhofberger, Riesling, Spätlese, 2007

Peters, Scharzhofberger, Riesling, Spätlese, 2007, White Wine from Germany

6 points

Scharzhofberg (Wiltingen) is really one of the most famous Riesling vineyards of Germany. Although people would consider this is at the Mosel but it isn’t as the hill faces to south at the right side of the smaller river Saar. Similar to many other vineyards of the wine area Mosel, Saar, Ruwer the soil of this hillside contains weathered schist, rocks as well as ferruginous and clayey soil.

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A.J. Adam, Hofberg, 2013

A.J. Adam, Dhroner Hofberg, Riesling Trocken, White-wine from Germany

6,5 points

Another excellent Riesling from Mosel: A.J. Adam is a Riesling of the vineyard called Drohn. This is a part of Neumagen Drohn at the middle of German’s number one Riesling wine area Mosel.

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1 Ahr, Spätburgunder, Nelles, 2010

1 Ahr, Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), 2010, Nelles, Heimersheim, Red-wine from Germany

6 points

Let me begin with a confession: I like all wines from Nelles and I also confess that I like almost all Spätburgunder from the Ahrtal – a small valley in Germany named by the river Ahr – which springs up German lower mountain area called Eifel. This is very much in the west of Germany bordering with Luxemburg and Belgium. The river runs into East and flows into the most “German” river Rhein. Due to it’s geologic but also geographic premises this valley is German’s largest complete red-wine area! This doesn’t mean that most of German red-wine comes from the valley. Not at all! But it is a fascinating piece of Germany: pretty much in the north, between Koblenz and Cologne, the water graved a deep valley with tough steeps on each side. Soil of such steeps is solely schist which is in certain regards similar to Mosel.

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Laurentiuslay, Riesling Alte Reben, Carl Loewen, 2012

Carl Loewen, Riesling Alten Reben, Erste Lage Laurentiuslay, 2012

7 points

This is another review about a Riesling from the Mosel! It is too ambitious to say that this is the best region for Riesling, since some people would protest – and with good reason. But I would risk saying that there isn’t any other region, possibly anywhere in the world, which delivers such a variety and plurality of really top quality Rieslings in such a small area. At each corner, on every hill and slope grows Riesling. It is a great and inspiring competition among all wineries since many of them have one very special and ‘world’s best’ vineyard.

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Jos. Christoffel Jr, Erdener Treppchen, Riesling Spätlese, 1996

Jos. Christoffel Jr, Erdener Treppchen, Riesling Spätlese, 1996, White wine from Germany

7 points

Yes you can keep white wine for decades: Many Mosel Rieslinge can be stored for years. Many of them get better.

This wine is such a classic that many people would think: “oh god, this looks like stuff my grandparents would have in their pantry: sweet German white wine which gives you a headache.

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