David M. Bueker wrote:...refreshing!
Rahsaan wrote:David M. Bueker wrote:...refreshing!
well it's not Muscadet but tonight we had some very refreshing wines. Going through a (relative) hot spell in Northern Germany, we were happy to open the 2011 Leitz Eins-Zwei-Dry Riesling Trocken and the 2012 Leitz Rüdesheimer Kirchenpfad Riesling Kabinett feinherb. Both share the light body, mineral tingle, and refreshing nature of Muscadet. Although of course it is a different grape.
The 2011 Eins-Zwei-Dry was interesting because apparently it was so rich and juicy upon release but by this point it is much sleeker and mineral direct. The 2012 Kirchenpfad had a bit more sugary plump and of course a bit more terroir definition. It was very easy to drink. All in all, no complaints.
Andrew Bair wrote: Not to completely hijack this thread, but thank you for the notes, Rahsaan. I've never seen anything from Kirchenpfad before.
David M. Bueker wrote:Looks like Muscadet is a tough sell right now.
David M. Bueker wrote:2005 Domaine de la Pepiere Clos des Briords
Still remarkably young. Lemon cream and wet stones. There's an herbal nuance on the finish. Might as well just leave it sitting in the cellar. Nothing changing here.Maybe the bit of creaminess is a sign of maturity, but it's very early maturity.
Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:My CdG was not as exciting as yours Tim but maybe I should have drunk sooner.