Let's taste - The new series for 2014
Our new series "Let's taste" offers wine tasting based on specific themes. Each event, on every 2nd Friday of every 2nd month, will give you the opportunity to try not only our wines, but also high quality wines from other national and international vintners. You will be able to taste and compare exceptional wines and enjoy the culinary specialities of chef Emil Schmidt from Kirchheimbolanden. The cost of the wines will be allocated at cost price to the number of guests.
Dates "Let's taste" 2014:
Feb. 14, 2014 Spätburgunder meets Pinot
The German Spätburgunder in an international comparison.
April 11, 2014 All in white
Riesling Grosse Gewächse meet white burgundies from Burgundy.
Juni 13, 2014 Stream of riesling
Riesling wines from various regions.
Aug 8, 2014 The flights
What's the ageing potential of Morstein and Liebfrauenstift Kirchenstück? Spätburgunder and riesling from earlier vintages.
Oct 10, 2014 Fruity, light reds
How much fun are the lighter burgundies? Where to find them and what do they complement?
Dec 12, 2014 Is Cabernet Sauvignon European, international or even German?
A geographical journey from the classic wine-growing regions, through the new world, and back home.
News from the year
Every year Mother Nature presents us vintners with new challenges. The spring may be tremendous, the summer too dry or the autumn too damp. Seldom do we get gifted a dream year like 2012.
After hard work the 2013 vintage is resting in the cellar. The long winter stretched into April with temperatures below zero. The vine shoots were late as a result. After hard work the 2013 vintage is resting in the cellar. The long winter stretched into April with temperatures below zero. This caused the vine shoots to appear late. The skies opened in May with rain at record levels. Thankfully we, in Rhine-Hesse, were spared the catastrophical effects witnessed in the south and east of the country. Due to the freak weather conditions the vines grew slowly, the blossoming process was sluggish and delayed. The vegetation was lagging behind the long term average by about three weeks. It was evident that the harvest would begin decisively later than in previous years. As a result special measures such as a green harvest were called for. To improve the access to the sunlight we did some leaf-thinning around the grape bunches.
We estimate that the year will be similar to 2010. The vintage will require more time, but for that it will bring us great pleasure. Our favourite, the Spätburgunder, was of excellent quality despite a smaller harvest.
Berlin Spätburgunder Cup - Spätburgunder 2011
In the first Berlin Spätburgunder Cup 34 Spätburgunder from 2011, including a few from 2010, were presented to a group of sommeliers, wine bloggers, wine merchants and lovers of the Spätburgunder:
1. 2011 Rings "Saumagen" (93 Punkte)
2. 2010 Gutzler "Morstein"
3. 2011 Huber "Schlossberg"
4. 2011 Meyer-Näkel "Pfarrwingert"
5. 2011 Stadt Klingenberg - B. Baltes "Schlossberg"