Date: Nov 19/09, Thu Time: 12:00:00-03:00:00 Style: Drop-In
Vollenweider Super Premium Riesling Tasting - John Hanna & Sons presented a wide range of super-premium small production Rieslings from Daniel Vollenweider's estate in the Mosel Valley. This tasting was a fantastic opportunity for our members to taste a variety of vintages covering a broad range of quality levels ranging from Kabinett to Trockenberenauslese.
It was also a chance to meet Daniel Vollenweider. A young Swiss, Daniel has reclaimed much of the very finest vineyards on the banks of the Mosel near Wolf. From ungrafted Riesling vines in the Goldgrube Vineyard, he coaxes some of the most intense, steely, clean, luscious wines we have ever tasted. These truly are the "bottled sunshine" of Mosel lore.
Hugh Johnson recognizes Daniel as one of the most exciting new winemakers in Germany. Gault & Millau named him their "Discovery of the Year" in 2003. Following a recent tasting in Montreal, Quebec based journalist and commentator Stephane Hebert wrote "Our common friend Jeremy (from Domaine Dujac) had told me I'd fall off my chair when tasting your wines... I have to admit Jeremy was right: your Rieslings are just amazing! ... (they) were heaven... precise... purity of the fruit... mouth watering acidity, and this sense of place in each of the cuvées. Classical Riesling with a slight modern touch... more please!"