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One of the most serious English Sparkling producers. This historic estate has been in the Goring family since 1743. The tiny 16-acre vineyard is close-planted on a steep south-facing chalk escarpment described as 'similar to the Côte des Blancs' in Champagne. The fruit is picked very selectively with quality being the absolute focus. The grapes are pressed gently using a traditional Coquard press. After three years on the lees this wine, composed of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay & 22% Pinot Meunier, is hand disgorged and balanced with a minimal dosage of just 4g/L. It has a fine counterbalance between toasty richness and power from the wines élevage in Burgundian French Oak barrels, with racy acidity, tension and a focused chalky minerality.

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Thursday
Oct042012

Oktoberfest: Hot Deals aus Deutschland

Just in time for Oktoberfest, our German wine buyer Eric Story has secured three new rieslings that represent über-value for their price points.  The Wegeler is simply a tasty, expressive wine to enjoy now, while the other two will continue to improve with a bit of cellar time. Here are the specifics:

2006 Wegeler "Pure" Riesling Medium Dry $7.99 (previously $22) - Five years in the bottle have really done this wine some justice. The petrol and secondary flavors are starting to show themselves, but stonefruit is still lush and at the forefront. One of the best deals in the store from any region. Wegeler is a family winemaker with estates in both the Rheingau and Mosel. 

2009 Von Hovel Oberemmeler Hutte Riesling Spätlese $15.99 (previously $30) - This wine is delicious right now, with ripe cocktail fruit flavors and sweetness that is completely balanced by the vibrant acidity. Eberhard von Kunow, the owner and winemaker at Von Hovel, has been making delicious wine in Germany's Mosel-Saar-Ruwer gebiet for some time now.  To get a wine that's cellar-worthy, yet entirely drinkable now for this price is insane.

2009 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr "EL" Riesling Spätlese $29.99 (previously $45) - This is a serious, serious wine - a bottle that should probably be buried away for decades in your cellar, but perhaps pulled out for a special meal if you can't resist. The Sonnenuhr vineyard, located in Brauneberg, is one of the most famous in the world, known for incredible riesling grapes of the highest quality. 2009 was a fantastic vintage for the region and the depth exhibited in the Fritz Haag is incredible. A combination of stone and tropical fruits, supple textures, and hints of spice with a mineral undercurrent.  I can only imagine what this will taste like two decades from now.

You've got wine to drink now, wine to drink now or later, and wine to stow away for the future. All three are delicious and, at these prices, likely to sell through quickly.  You all get the news first because you read the blog!

-David Driscoll

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