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Friedrich Becker's top wines are very expensive (for a German red wine) and difficult to obtain. After the sensational 2018 Pinot Noir Heydenreich and a recommendation from a friend for 2019 Pinot Noir Heydenreich and 2019 Pinot Noir La Belle Vue, we took advantage of a rare opportunity and bought all three top wines.
This time there is wine from Baden, Palatinate and Loire.
We taste Barolo 2019 from Sandrone and Altare, Gattinara from Nervi and a Pinot Noir from Friedrich Becker.
Riesling, White Rioja and Fortified are degustated this time.
We have a young Pinot Noir and a mature Barbaresco Riserva.
Sauvignon Blanc from Von Winning and Silvaner from Klaus Keller.
It is boring to always drink only German wines with the top grape varieties Riesling and Pinot Noir. Therefore, this time we have Silvaner and Weissburgunder (=Pinot Blanc).
This time we have wines from the Rhone, Tuscany, Palatinate and Würtemberg.
If you're looking for a modern Pinot Noir, this is it.
We just returned from a fantastic wine trip from Bordeaux, organized by Armin Diel (www.armindiel.com). Therefore, we have immediately tasted a wine from the travel program, Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere. And also Chardonnays from Bernhard Koch, which are among the top German Chardonnays. Weingut Bernhard Koch from the Palatinate is not so well known, but makes sensational Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which belong to the top of Germany and are also very durable.
Two of the best sparklings from Germany and a truly great Pinot Noir - also from Germany.
Garage de Papa is perhaps the best wine from Israel at the moment. Bernhard Koch makes fantastic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Palatinate, but is not yet as well known despite the high quality.
Actually, the 2021 Riesling vintage is still far too young, but a potential rating can already be given.
The wine of the evening was the 1967 Monte Real Blanco Reserva Semidulce, but we also had a great Champagne and three great reds.
We deal with a great Riesling and two red wines that, tasted blind, taste like the Northern Rhone.
Here we have a Duval-Leroy Champagne, a Viognier from Germany, a Klaus Keller Riesling, two old Masi Amarone and a mature Tignanello.
We explore new territory - Merlot Blanc de Noir and the two autochthonous grape varieties Nascetta and Timorasso.
Bassermann-Jordan not only makes great Rieslings, but also an excellent Pinot Noir.
This is the second try of fine old wines from winery Knipser. We are again surprised at how well the wines have held up.
1967 Chateauneuf du Pape, 1947 Barolo and Chateau Troplong Mondot 1959 were donated by a friend.
We were very surprised that Knipser wines are so durable, especially from such a hot vintage 2003.
After the degustation of the great Bernhard Koch 2015 Chardonnay Reserve, we decided to taste the current wines. Bernhard Koch is one of the top produces of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Pfalz.
White wine simply goes better on a hot summer evening.
The German Spätburgunder and Pinot Noir is getting better and better and so there is now a large selection of great wines.
This was a hedonistic evening with an Auslese RR from Koehler-Ruprecht and a Puligny-Montrachet from Jean-Claude Bachelet.
Winery Reichsrat von Buhl is famous for its sparklings. But you need some patience because they really needs time.
Various white wines from Germany and Loire were the accompaniment to a pulpo salad.
Pinot Noir from Burgundy versus Pinot Noir/Spätburgunder from Germany. And the best Dornfelder. There have been some disappointments, so not all wine made it onto the picture.