Thursday, December 24, 2009

Not Too Sauer Please

When it is snowing outside...and very cold...a German traditional dish (the French also have a version) is ideal...Sauerkraut! Now...most people take a step back....but after 35 years in Germany...there is not much I don't eat. I like it when served with liver and blood 'würst' (sausage to you!). The ideal liquid companion..is a Riesling. I like my Sauerkraut not TOO sauer...and my Riesling also not TOO sour. What better than a Grosse Gewächs from the recently released 2008 vintage.






Schäfer Fröhlich
Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg
Riesling 2008
Nahe, Germany
The intense nose throws up ripe pears...this is racy but also correctly balanced...even at this age it never falls behind..surprisingly forward...heaps of minerals..flinty...with an underlying creaminess...a salty touch throughout...the Sauerkraut thanked it. If you have a bottle of this....leave it another year maybe....and order a plate of the above....
Points 17.25

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