Close family and kids (one of which is my god-child) visited...and we went out to a local eatery...Schaab-Louis...a wine Bistro...where we had some great
Flammkuchen (Tarte Flambee)...with it's wafer thin dough and three different coverings. Delicious.
The wine list is not as adventurous as it could be...but people usually order by the glass or drink beer...my guess is there are very few wine-freaks who visit.
The white we chose...
Kaßner-Simon Freinsheimer Oschelskopf Chardonnay Spätlese 2008
Clean....safe...some minerals...and a fair price in a restaurant...€ 23,--
They also serve some very good Schnitzel and freshly fried Pommes Frites. Very down-to-earth food.
I took the bottle of red along and paid the corkage.
Gies-Düppel is in it's 4th Generation.
The present day owner is Volker Gies having taken over the reins in 1998.
This is another from my list of not tried as yet...red wines...
Reasonable prices are also a plus at this property. This one cost € 19,--
Gies-Düppel Birkweiler Kastanienbusch Spätburgunder trocken 2008
Almonds and marzipan make for a real treat on the nose. Wimbledon Strawberries on a dry day...without the cream. That is generally the style of Spätburgunder in the Pfalz.
As it opened it showed concentrated fruit...and some substance. Just the right amount of tannic grip. I was hoping for just this...and it did not let me down. Ripe sweetness and very very drinkable now.