One of my favourite salad dishes..and I have become more a lover of salads recently. Good 'Feldsalat' is a joy..it seems the translation is Lamb's Lettuce...but I can't remember seeing it in other countries. This was mixed here with 'Rucolasalat' (Rocket)..the two lumps are goat's cheese wrapped in bacon....delicious..believe me.
Flick Herrgottspfad Riesling 2007
A first vintage for this wine...the best from this young family concern.
Soft delicate nose..prickly fruit..trace of pears..and then a grapefruit-like acidity....minerals to the fore..a decent drink. A glassful left in the bottle was tried 2 days later. All the edges and 'youth' had gone..a soft delicious mouthful...real velvet..what a difference.
A bargain at around € 7,--
Points 15 (Day 1) Points 16 (Day 3)
Salwey Henkenberg Weißburgunder *** G.G. 2007
One of the reasons I am not a big fan of the grape in Germany is...
they are usually overblown..and most have a touch too much alcohol. This is instantly different..with a more stone and mineral style..and only 12.5 %. A nose of ripe pears..smoke...some vanilla from the Barrique...
The vineyard Henkenberg is ideally situated..sun pure...and is a 'First Growth' (Grosses Gewächs)..citrus aroma developed...lies gracefully on the palate...good long finish. Salwey knows how to please..
A wine that should age well..and I suppose I really should leave a bottle in the dungeon...
Incidentally..this was voted a top Weissburgunder... 94 points in a recent tasting....
Points 17...but maybe because I am not a WB freak....yes I know..lay one down..yes...yes...maybe
Salwey Spätburgunder 'RS' trocken 2006
The Flagship wine from this excellent grower. Easy to divulge...ripe fruit..classy oak smell...sour cherry..upfront..earthy style..dry..nicely balanced..fun to drink..but still serious..not going anywhere..drink it over the next year or two..