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Let's go with Spumante from Piedmont, St. Joseph from the Rhone and a Spätlese from the Nahe.

The La Scolca 2010 D'Antan (disgorged 3rd quarter 2022) is a sensational sparkling wine with Champagne quality, even if it has a slightly different style. The sparkling wine can already be drunk now with a little aeration, but will need 5-10 years of further maturation to reach its peak. It has a lot of fine perlage, an expressive nose with blossoms, herbs, herbal meadow and some gummy bears, a medium body and is mineral, precise and elegant. 19/20 points.

Our favorite Chapoutier wine is the Les Granits. The Chapoutier 2005 St. Joseph Les Granits is very typical of the Rhone and has earthy notes, blood, plaka, black pepper, full body, structure, tannin and is dense, earthy, long and balanced. This is a great character wine. 18.3/20 points.

It's a shame that Spätlese wines are not so popular at the moment. The Emrich-Schönleber 2011 Monzinger Frühlingsplätzchen Riesling Spätlese Rutsch Versteigerungswein is an archetypal Spätlese from the Nahe with high minerality and a perfect sweet-acid balance. The wine has apricot, peach, sweet notes, medium to full body, a perfect balance and is fruity, mineral and long. The wine was apparently aged in new wood. At 9.5% ABV, the wine is also exceptionally drinkable. 19/20 points.