Still on Germany, and still not on Riesling… Louis Guntrum Grauburgunder 2016, Rheinhessen, Germany (~£12-£15 – The Wine Society has the 2015) Rich, almost creamy wine, not hugely fruity, although there is some peachy depth, along with spicy, nutty notes, and a gentle warm finish. Lovely texture too. S- ———————- […]

Louis Guntrum Grauburgunder 2016, Rheinhessen, Germany

A break from Riesling for today to concentrate on Pinot Noir. Villa Wolf Pinot Noir 2015, Pfalz, Germany (£10-12 see Wine Searcher, also Waitrose under the Johann Wolf Label) A lush, friendly style, with warm squishy strawberry and black cherry flavours, a hint of woodsmoke and a firm but juicy […]

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir 2015, Pfalz, Germany

Bit of a mish-mash – but a nice mish-mash… Cantina Gadoro Beneventano Fiano 2013, Campania, Italy (£8.99 Waitrose) Reminds me of a white Bordeaux with a dollop of Viognier in there. Tinned pear, nutty, peachy exuberance and a touch of vanilla all reined in by a spine of herbal freshness. […]

Assorted Whites from Italy, Germany, Romania & France

More tasty fodder to mark German Riesling Week (see previous videos here and here), but first some sparkling Rosé… Langlois Crémant de Loire Rosé NV, France (£13.00 Caviste, Butler’s Wine Cellar, Highbury Vintners, The Vineyard) Corked – shame as it’s usually pretty decent South Ridge Cuvée Merret Traditional Method Sparkling Rosé […]

Wine Tasting Video: German Riesling Week Part 3 plus Sparkling ...

A video of some rosés I tasted recently. Not the best but perhaps the most notable is the Sovio Sparkling White Zinfandel which according to a press release is “the world’s first 5.5% lower alcohol wine which is every bit as balanced, aromatic and flavourful as any good wine should […]

Some rosés, and a heads-up for First Taste