Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Mosel

Lovely off dry Riesling from the German Mosel Valley.
Unusually for Riesling this was allowed to undergo Malo lactic
fermentation which adds a nice bit of body to the off dry sweet and
sour and refreshing style. Excellent balance on the palate and lovely
length. Quite a wine to savour.

Schieferterrassen 2007
Heymann Lowenstein

18 pounds from Green and Blue, Dulwich

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Ancient Wine Falanghina



Mystery Wine!

This was a complete mystery of a wine produced as a trick by Trevor! We had no idea where it came from, what grape variety it was made from or anything!
Turned out to be very pleasant although I am still none the wiser as to its origins. Could not find it in the wine atlas although some of my research has found that Falanghina is an ancient grape variety prized by the Greeks and the Etruscans!

Quite pale in colour, surprisingly there was a bit of fizz with bubbles rising from the glass. Often tart wines can taste spritzy due to the high acidity but this really was sparkling. Quite full bodied with an initial zesty lemon flavour balanced with a touch of more rich melony fruit. Very pleasant wine which I would be pleased to have again if I ever see it again which is probably unlikely due to the rareness!
Will Wilson