Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Now that it is September the start of autumn is approaching here and the colors are beginning to change from deep green to drier shades of green, red and brown.
There was a wonderful wine this past weekend that pleased both me and a large group. The wine was a 2007 Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer Kabinett Trocken Riesling from the Mosel. I took it to a party where the entree was a smoked pork butt. Of the eight people there only two are true Riesling fans, but this wine won over the other six. It quickly disappeared.
For a seven year old Riesling I expected a more golden color, but it looked much younger. A bit of kerosene on the nose quickly gave way to spring flowers and citrus. Flavors were apples and grapefruit, but the thing that won over everyone was the acid and minerality in this wine. Crisp and clean and dry. This bottle was long gone before the pork was ready. As one person remarked, 'this tastes like an apple on a cool, October day." Remarkable wine.
There is one more bottle of this in the cellar, and there are three other vintages of the same wine resting there with the 2007. Good times ahead.
2007 Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer Kabinett Trocken Riesling. 9% alcohol. $18.