Category Archives: Germany

2012 Reichsrat Von Buhl – Scheurebe Auslese – Prädikatswein Pfalz

Today’s post is dedicated to a more or less unknown and often overseen German grape variety: Scheurebe. In the early 20th century, oenologist Georg Scheu created the grape by crossing Riesling with Bukettraube (a cross between Silvaner and Schiava). Scheu intented to create a Riesling-like grape that was well-suited to be cultivated in Rheinhessen. Scheurebe is

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A Mosel Highlight: 2012 Frank Brohl – Pündericher Marienburg

Disclaimer: This wine was provided by one of the distributors. All opinions are my own. For more information about my sample policies follow this link. The Mosel Valley The Mosel is probably Germany’s most prestigious wine region. The appellation is named after the river Moselle which in German is called Mosel. The Moselle has its

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White Cabernet Sauvigon: 2012 Gustavshof – Blanc de Noir – Qualitätswein Rheinhessen

White Cabernet Sauvignon This is a headline that might be a bit confusing because we all know that Cabernet Sauvignon is a red grape. However, German winery Gustavshof has produced a white Cabernet Sauvignon. How’s that possible? Keep reading and you’ll find out. Cabernet Sauvignon is actually a crossing between Cabernet Franc (red) and Sauvignon

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Outstanding Wine For Little Money: 2012 Gustavshof – Riesling Feinherb – Qualitätswein Rheinhessen

Viticulture in Rheinhessen Rheinhessen is the largest of Germany’s 13 wine regions with a size of over 26000 hectares (around 64000 acres). The area is located in Rhineland-Palatinate and lies on the left bank of the Rhine River. Viticulture has been introduced to Rheinhessen by Charlemagne but grapes were grown there ever since the Romans

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2009 Markus Molitor – Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Kabinett – Prädikatswein

One Of Germany’s Very Best Markus Molitor is one of Germany’s most well-known wineries from the Mosel area. Half a year ago, I reviewed the 2007 vintage of Markus Molitor’s Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Kabinett. I liked the wine very much and therefore it was only natural that I could not resist to a bottle of the

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