With the temperatures steadily rising, a glass or two of white wine makes any day better. In today’s post Vino in Love has a delicious dry Riesling Spätlese from a small winery from Nahe, a relatively small wine region in Rhineland-Palatinate with about 4000 hectares of vineyards. It takes its name from the River Nahe, a left tributary to the Rhine, and is probably best known for its Rieslings which find excellent growing conditions on the predominantly volcanic soil.
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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
A few weeks ago, I saw a bottle of a 1999 Riesling at a local wine store in Munich. I’ve heard a lot of great things about aged Riesling but I actually never tried any. Because I was unfamiliar with the wines from Schloss Saarstein I asked my friend Oliver, a true Riesling expert, whether
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
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
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
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