German Whites Tasting Notes – Food & Wine Expo 29th Oct 2016

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Lecture and tasting notes from event hosted by Sommelier Marc Pohl from Wine Consale
Germany:
– wine areas mostly related to rivers
– Important big areas are in south-west (nearby France)
– if you like acidity –> Riesling
– if you don’t –> Pinot Grigio
1. Dr. Loosen Riesling Sekt Extra Dry
– white riesling wine turned into sparkling wine
– 15g/l residual sugar
– slightly buttery smell
– balanced
4/5
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2. That’s Neiss Pinot Noir Rosé Dry
– beautiful salmonish peachy flavor
– red berries, peach
– balanced, light, fresh
– summertime or germanise Christmas
4/5
3. Neiss Pinot Grigio Dry 2012
– grauburgunder = Pinot Grigio
– light
– pale, greenish, yellow
– minerals, medium body, medium acidity
– 5.5g/l residual sugar
3/5
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4. Deep Roots Riesling Trocken 2015
– Golden yellow pale color
– pineapple, peach, pear
– medium Dry, typical good Riesling
– nice, easy drinking
4/5
5. Dreissigacker Organic Riesling Trocken 2015
– golden color
– mineral, more complex, spicy aftertaste
– organic!
4.5/5
6. Binz+Bratt Riesling Gewürztraminer Dry
– golden
– pineapple, caramel, fruit
– nice acidity
– pair with spice Asian food!
– 7g sugar, 7g acid
5/5
7. Deep Roots Müller-Thurgau
– golden
– 30g/l residual sugar, 5.2g acid
– fresh, floral
– very sweet, low acid
– pineapple, flowers
– pair with strawberry chocolate, very good combo
4.5/5
– different types of chocolate go with different wines! Nice challenge

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