July has become the “31 Days of German Riesling” and, as usual, we will be celebrating with all-Riesling events.
You are invited to a module of The Winery Wine Course on Tuesday 14th July, in which we will be focusing on the glories of German Riesling.
We are throwing caution to the wind with a top shelf line-up, peppered with Grand Cru or Grand Cru equivalents. Rieslings youthful and mature, almost entirely dry but for one – a rare opportunity to taste some of the historic last bottles of the Niederhauser Hermannshohle Auslese 1989 from the former Prussian State Domain in the Nahe.
We will be exploring variations and nuances of different regions such as the Mosel, the Rheingau, looking at hot new growers in Rheinhessen, Baden and the Nahe.
We will revel in Riesling’s transparent expression of terroir – the steep, slate slopes of the Mosel, the volcanic soils of the Nahe, and the perfumed depth of historic Rheingau.
We will unravel some of the complexities – including such “basics” as German wine labelling, which many find impenetrable.
Here’s our provisional line-up.
Rheingauer Riesling Sekt, Schloss Vaux (Rheingau)
vom grauen schiefer Riesling trocken 2011, Clemens Busch (Mosel)
Molun Riesling trocken 2011, Melsheimer (Mosel)
Schonhell Riesling Spatlese trocken 2012, Prinz (Rheingau)
Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling EG 2004, Schloss Schonborn (Rheingau)
Nierstein Riesling trocken 2012, Kühling-Gillot (Rheinhessen)
Rabenturm Riesling trocken 2013, Fritz Ekkehard-Huff (Rheinhessen)
Scharlachberg Riesling trocken 2013, Bischel (Rheinhessen)
Goldenes Loch Riesling GG 2012, Schloss Neuweier (Baden)
Schlossbockelheimer KG Riesling trocken 2013, Gut Hermannsberg (Nahe)
Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Auslese 1989, Staatliche Weinbaudomane (Nahe)
The tasting will start at 19.30h and take place in the back room of Kandoo Restaurant at 458 Edgware Road. There will be some Persian bread during the tasting and a round of starters as we close.
We hope you are able to join us for this unique and special evening. If you do, we’re sure you’ll come away as bonkers about German Riesling as us.
Tickets are £40 – places are limited.
Email email@example.com or phone us on 020 7286 6475 to book your tickets.
If you can’t make this evening, fear not, you can still enjoy our two special 6-bottle selections at home.
And our UK Top 50 German Selection
Also look out for our “31 Days Of German Riesling” tasting on Wednesday 1st July.
We do hope you can join us at one or both of these events!
Ben, Paul, Sven and David.