|Riesling Spätlese 2014 Trocken
Weinhaus Anheuser Kreuznacher Paradis
Taylan came from Frankfurt, and Ece came from Antalya. She was so badly ill, that she wore two pullovers of mine on top of her long sleves – we are in the middle of summer & it’s 30 degrees out there! But still, we weren’t going to let them go back without trying the wines that Taylan had brought from Germany 🙂
Taylan told us that Riesling Spätlese should be a sweet wine (the salesman told him so), but it turned out that I was right. It was a dry wine. I told him, a German man doesn’t write “trocken” on a bottle for no reason!
It was a lively wine with high acidity, flavors of citrus, was so fruity and balanced, with a relatively low level of alcohol (10%). It was very light & easy to drink. We liked it very much. We discussed and concluded that the low level of alcohol should mean residiual sugar in the wine, but none of us has a palate to assess the level of the residual sugar 🙂
Then we decided to open another Riesling (not spaetlese this time) to compare. Peter Jakob Kühn Riesling Trocken 2013 had relatively higher alcohol level (12%), had a higher acidity, more flavors on the nose and the palate, a bit dry ending on the palate (maybe compared to the first wine). It was a Riesling as we know it. All of us except Ece liked this wine better compared to the first one we tasted.
|Chat Sauvage Pinot Noir 2013 Rheingau|
Then, we decided to try the Pinot Noir from Rheingau. I thought that they call it Spätburgunder in Germany. So, there has to be reason for which it is called Pinot Noir, isn’t it? I haven’t tasted enough Spätburgunder to comment on this. This was a fruity Pinot Noir with full of red fruits and high acidity. We liked it, but I felt a little dryness in the ending, maybe this is because of the sugar in the first wine? At the end, isn’t everything effected by relativity?
Our next wine from Germany will be Eiswein (Icewine) hopefully. If you don’t know what it is, I can tell you, but not now. Maybe in my next post…