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Wine Tasting Video: German Riesling Week Part 3 plus Sparkling Rosé from Champagne & Sussex July 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

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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 2008, Sussex, England (£19.99 Laithwaites)
Good combination of apple and citrus tang with a softer strawberries-and-cream, sherbet and toffee character, very summery, very tasty. S-

Champagne Ayala Rosé Majeur Brut NV, France (£30.00 Berry Bros & Rudd, Francis Fine Wine, Tanners, Wimbledon Wine Cellar)
A more mature style of pink fizz, with a laid-back nutty/yeasty note on top of the soft cooked strawberry flesh, quite rich but still finishes with a twang of citrus acidity. S(-)

Bassermann-Jordan Riesling Trocken 2009, Pfalz, Germany (£12.60 WineBarn)
Bracing young wine, with pithy grapefruit flavours joined by fleshier peach and pear notes, and a straight spine of acidity and pumice stone-like minerality to bind it all together. S-

St Urbanshof Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett 2010, Mosel, Germany (£14.65 WineBarn)
Still in short trousers, this opens up with time in the glass and becomes a dainty delight, unashamedly off-dry with grippy lime and lemon and richer tinned plum juice flavours, lively yet elegant, a joyful wine, fresh and zesty yet with depth and flesh. S

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