Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Good Diel

What a difference a few years make!
German Grauburgunder and Weissburgunder usually meant  a wine with over-used oak.
Recent tastings...particularly from Heger in Baden...have made me sit up and be prepared to change my mind.

Diel Cuvee V 2011

Nahe, Germany
Yellow gold in colour....instant pleasure from the glass...peaches, maracuja and butter. The palate offers a very harmonious feel...creamy texture...with a fine streak of minerality...something that many wines with these grapes used to crave for. The mix used to be with some Chardonnay...but this is 50%
Grauburgunder and 50% Weissburgunder. No fatness at all...the two grape variaties working as a perfect team. Elegant and long.
Points 17.5

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