Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Back to wine

Another humiliating exit for England in the major tournament, then. At least everyone will have forgotten about it by August when the Premier League season begins.

What with a break in the football before the quarter-finals commence and the current hot weather, we opened a bottle earlier this evening to go with a light summer salad.

Weingut Dr. Bürklin-Wolf, 2008 Villa Bürklin weiß, Pfalz
Purchased the weekend before last at Hofgut Ruppertsberg, costing EUR 7.50. This is an unusual blend of, wait for it... Silvaner, Weißburgunder, Riesling, Chardonnay, Scheurebe, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc and Auxerrois. With so many varietals, you'd think the wine would be neither here nor there. It is, however, a lovely wine with clear definition. On the nose, a good balance between fruit and floral, but predominately with hints of yellow apple, melon and a minerally whiff. Tasting fresh and lively, the palate hints at citrus (thanks to the Riesling influence?) although the acidity is mild. A righter charmer, this one. Elegant, eclectic and perfect for a balmy evening like this one.

1 comment:

  1. That is indeed an unusual blend - thanks for sharing it!
    The Wine Rambler