Date: Jan 09/09, Fri Time: 04:00:00-07:00:00 Style: Drop-In
Weingut Vollenweider Tasting - John Hanna & Sons presented the wines of Weingut Vollenweider.
Vollenweider served his apprenticeship with both Dr. Loosen in the middle Mosel and Von Hoevel in the Saar. In 2000, this young Swiss winemaker acquired 10 acres of old Riesling vines near Traben-Trarbach along the Mosel River. Daniel crafts superb wines from ungrafted, pre-phylloxera Riesling vines growing in the Wolfer Goldgrube, an area of mostly abandoned vineyards that he has restored to their former glory.
Tiny quantities of traditional styled wines are produced. They are amazingly pure, extracted, delicious wines, many which will cellar for decades.
Named Gault & Millau's "Discovery of the Year" in 2003, Vollenweider makes wines which are routinely scored in the mid-ninety point range by the likes of Parker and Tanzer. Hugh Johnson identifies Vollenweider as "one of four names to watch for, in Germany's most dynamic region". Luscious fruit, honey, wonderful minerality and vibrant acidity in the wines we sampled.
On the tasting table that day were the following wines:
2007 Riesling Kabinett
2007 Riesling Spatlese
2007 Riesling Spatlese "Reiler"
2007 Riesling Spatlese "Gold Kapsule"
2005 Riesling Auslese
2006 Riesling Auslese
2007 Riesling Auslese "Long Gold Kapsule"