WINE SELECTION: CHOOSING RIESLING by Trevor Langley
Germany – officially the Federal Republic of Germany – has Berlin as its largest city and capital. A world-leader in numerous industrial and technological advances, Germany manufactures and produces many high-quality goods and products, exporting globally. Music, art, architecture and culture are amongst several other features, for which Germany is famous.
A large number of grape varieties are grown for wine productions. Germany is renowned for wines produced using the Riesling grape varietal. The VDP (the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates) is recognised by its logo of an eagle bearing a cluster of grapes. VDP Rheingau originates from 1897. VDP wine estates have the very best terroirs and grape varieties are cultivated to strict guidelines regarding vineyard and cellar practices. Many awards have been received by producers of splendid German wines, which have a great potential for ageing.
Schloss Neuweier, founded 1549, has an excellent wine range. I located very impressive wines in their selections. Goldenes Loch Riesling is very popular, as are many others, including Mauerwein Riesling, Mauerberg Riesling trocken, through Neuweier ‘Alte Reben’ Riesling trocken. Wonderful wines, with excellent bouquets and palate sensations, to match. A wine range, most-pleasing, to enjoy on many occasions. www.weingut-schloss-neuweier.de
With delicate flavours, aromatic, elegant Riesling wines are very well-worth locating. These selections I found exceptional and perfect to accompany many dishes. Please visit individual websites for full details and availability.