Hi Riesling Fans,
Last week was Prowein and as every year I pass for 2 day’s with my mom and Tamara.
I saw some friends and found some great new things!
Again, I came back with great ID’s for everything!
This is RIESsearchING and not so RIESsearchING @ Prowein2018!
Of course we started the day again (as always) with Champagne!
We tasted something I didn’t know yet: Vollereaux.
We tasted the Cuvée Marguerite Millésime 2008, which was very complex, a set of autolitic characters and brioche notes.
Then they opened up a bottle of the same vintage and same cuvée but that has been aging under water for 1 year.
This champagne showed a great deal more freshness and youghtness, fresh fruits a higher acidity (like it had less Dosage even, this is not possible because it’s the same wine).
Truly interesting to taste the 2 next to each other.
Afterwards we went wandering around.
We stopped at Axel Pauly, his stand and we tasted some new vintages.
Really enjoy his wines! A very clean, fresh and mineral straight forwards style!
Also, we came across Daniel Molitor again from Stair’s and Roses.
He had some new exciting projects! Likewise the new vintages of the Orange wine and other wines he produced the previous year.
He makes now also a wine from piwi’s.
But to a greater extent about that later, cause I am visiting them next week in Germany!
By the way guy’s “piwis” are Hybrids, which are more resistant to diseases.
This might be the next hype… (although numbers have been falling again).
Also, saw Nicolas Pfaff the export manager of Robert Weil, tasted the new vintage of Robert Weil.
As we expected fresh, crisp dry styles of Riesling.
I saw Eleonora, export manager of Balthasar Ress and Veritable wines. We met her new co-worker who does export for Belgium now: Julia. Also very nice girl!
We tasted the Love Me Secco Brand, nice, simple sparkling wines. Rosé, White and Red.
Too, some old vintages Balthasar Ress vintages: the older Rieslings get this Petrol, Honey and yeasty muschroomy taste and smell! Riesling is very made to bottle age!
Likewise, we discovered the new Ressi line of Balthasar Ress. Simple, comfortable, nice style of wines. With great strip story on the label. Really cool!
Besides, the Ress winemaker Dirk Würtz made his own version of Liebfrauwmilch! Still flabby…
But its Liebfrauwmilch so I suppose it needs to have this flabbiness. In any case, it shows more character!
And has a really cool label!!!
We did Orange Hour again also, great ambiance always from the Dutch!
It’s as well, always nice to see Alain again!
We dined at this great restaurant at nighttime!
Sansibar by Breuinger! Really good food and great atmosphere.
Excellent wine list as well. If you’re in Dusseldorf you need to go there!
Day 2 we tasted the new vintages of the Grand Cru de Bordeaux.
Actually havy to taste it that young. But there’s big potential as always!
Also stopped by at Generation Riesling.
Tasted some great things.
And in between the Biodinamics we also found some groovy new things!
Oh, I would nearly forget about Judith Beck in Austria!
Also a biodinamic winery in Burgenland!
She produces this wine called Koreaa, it’s basically made like a gemixtersatz (different vine varieties in 1 vindyard everything picked and vinified together) but so great! I’m possessed about it right now!
Her Pet Nat is also terrific!
Really love everything she makes!
This was Prowein this year! Maybe I will see you there next year!
Have a nice glass of Riesling or not so Riesling and thx for reading!
See you the next RIESsearchING!