Thursday, 28 April 2011


This is an old favourite of mine. The 2010 vintage may have a touch more acidity than normal, though the limestone soils in Pfeffingen's vineyards have helped to temper things nicely.

Weingut Pfeffingen, "Pfeffo" Riesling 2010, Pfalz
Dominant mirabelle (yellow plum) on the nose. Now classed as a "feinherb" - which sounds better than its previous "halbtrocken" incarnation - and officially referred to as a dry wine on Pfeffingen's price list. Although this is not entirely dry, the character of the vintage results in something more streamlined than I'm accustomed to, yet with no less flavour and balance. Still embued with succulence, this got the thumbs up from my better half - which is praise indeed.

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