2019 Riesling Trocken, Fritz Walter, Pfalz
The Pfalz region in Germany is second only to the Mosel in acreage planted with the noble Riesling grape. Here it yields wines of substance and finesse, with a less austere acidity than their Mosel counterparts. Pleasant, mild white wines rich in bouquet and full of body.
Fritz Walter's is a great example. As mentioned above the emphasis is a little more on richness of texture and ripe fruit than the more vibrant acidity of Mosel examples. It's not lacking in Riesling character, however, as it is ripe citrus that dominates the palate. It's relatively dry and fresh, yet with structure and body, making a very versatile wine with or without food.
2019 Riesling Schiefer Steillage, Reh Kendermann, Mosel, Germany
Germany’s Mosel region is world famous for its steep and stony slopes as well as its slate soil.
The vines which grow on these steep slate slopes profit from the angle of the sun and the perfect heat storage property of the slate. It absorbs the heat from the day and gives it back to the vines at night. In combination with the cool climate it helps the grapes to ripen.
The result are wines with high minerality and a lively character. This Riesling has fine fruit aromas such as citrus and green apple, which are balanced out by a gentle sweetness
All in all a very authentic Mosel Riesling.
2006 Riesling Spetlese, Berncasteler Doctor, Dr. H. Thanisch
This is a wonderfully concentrated, rich and exotic wine. Now developing quite a deep golden colour, which looks so inviting, with tropical aromas just adding to the allure. The palate has considerable richness, a lovely sweetness, balanced by a vibrant seam of acidity, giving the wine a freshness and vibrancy. Delicious as an aperitif, but sweet enough to accompany desserts that themselves aren't overly sweet.