Cuvée Johan Adam Hauck VDP.Gutswein 2014 

 

LCBO#  155241    l    $29.80

3 Grapes -  Gault & Millau

4 Stars Eichelmann

 

This red wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Madeleine and Dornfelder.  Pinot Madeleine may be unfamiliar to many: also known as Pinot Noir Précoce or Frühburgunder among other synonyms.  It is grown mostly in Pfalz, Rheinhessen and Mosel regions in Germany, and a little bit in Switzerland. Like Pinot Noir, it is temperamental, low yielding and susceptible to diseases. Its advantage is that is ripens a good 3 weeks earlier than Pinot Noir. With the Cabernet Sauvignon and Dornfelder, it makes for a rich, dark wine, already nicely aged, ready to enjoy.

 

Tasting Note:  A classy red wine that enchants with its dark red shimmering robe and elegant aromas of blackberries, sour cherries and wild herbs. It presents itself with a clear structure and pronounced depth and impresses with a tangy, spicy aftertaste. Successful use of barriques - 20 months. The ideal accompaniment to meat dishes of all kinds, cheese & sausage assortments, pasta or simply to enjoy in front of the fireplace!. 13% alc./vol.

Weingut Siegrist

Pfalz

Germany

Dornfelder VDP.Gutswein 2015  

LCBO#  155225   l   $24.75

3 Grapes  - Gault & Millau

4 Stars - Eichelmann

 

Dornfelder is a red native grape to Germany, a cross between the Helfensteiner and Heroldrebe grapes (both crosses themselves), created in 1955 by  August Herold.  It’s the 2nd most grown grape variety in Germany and does particularly well in Pfalz and Rheinhessen. The result is a deeply red coloured wine with a soft, rich mouthfeel.  Dornfelder is often aged in oak to achieve more complexity and structure.  A wine that benefits from aging, allowing for mellower tannins.  Here, the wine is 6 years old, perfectly ready to enjoy now. The best part is the low alcohol: 12.5%alc./vol.

 

Tasting Note: Aromas of ripe red and black cherries. Cassis, subtle oak and coconut, creamy and bound. Ending with aromas of plum confit and nougat. A very soft, velvety red wine with a delicate and long-lasting finish. Pairs well with pastas, pizzas, cheeses, red meat.  Could even benefit from a bit of chilling in the hot summer weather.

Weingut
Siegrist

Pfalz

Germany

 
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