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Wegeler Berg Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett 2012, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

Wegeler Berg Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett

Wegeler Berg Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett

Wegeler Berg Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett 2012

Georgia's Wine Pick

Georgia’s Wine Pick

First of all Riesling is synonymous with Germany, the noble grape varietal that can be made in such a variety of styles from bone dry to beerenhauslese levels where the sweetness is only matched by the beautiful acidity which also lends itself to terrific aging as well.

This Riesling is medium-dry, very light in alcohol, only 7.5% but big big on flavor and finesse! On the nose a seductive aroma of apple and peach, with that hint of petrol that I love in Rieslings with a floral note, beautiful and on the palate rich ripe fruit with racy acidity, love it.

Produced by Weinguter Wegeler making wines since 1882 now in its 4th generation.

Wegeler Berg Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett 2012

VINTAGES 378083: $25.95

 I recently attended a delightful reception at the beautiful home of the German Consul, Mr. Walter Stechel. Here we share an authentic homemade German cookie he made himself.

 I recently attended a delightful reception at the beautiful home of the German Consul, Mr. Walter Stechel. Here we share an authentic homemade German cookie he made himself.

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Episode #15 (WL 12-22-2014)

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Ask The Wine Ladies…Are wine diamonds a girl’s best friend?

Dear Wine Ladies,

At a recent dinner party I attended the hostess noticed a small amount of sediment.It  looked like tiny pieces of glass at the bottom of a bottle of white wine from Germany. I was a little hesitant to drink the wine. However, one of the guests assured us the wine was fine and there was no cause to worry. What were those little pebble-like stones and are they really harmless?

Jennifer, New York

Dear Jennifer,

Those pebble-like stones you are describing are commonly referred to as “wine diamonds” or weinstein which literally translates to “wine stones” in German speaking countries. What exactly are they and how did they end up at the bottom of the bottle? These wine diamonds are actually harmless crystalline deposits that naturally separate from wines during fermentation and aging. Potassium acid tartrate, the potassium salt of tartaric acid is the major component of this sediment. The presence of tartaric acid, along with malic acid are very important in wine making as they help provide good structure, fruit flavours, crispness on the palate and an increased lifespan of the wine.

wine diamonds

wine diamonds

The majority of winemakers today recognize that the consumer is alarmed or put off by the presence of these crystalline deposits. They however are harmless. Rather than educating the public, many wineries employ a process called “cold stabilization” prior to bottling. This involves chilling the wine to just below zero degrees causing the potassium bitartrate to crystallize. The wine is then filtered and bottled. Having the wine undergo this process prior to leaving the winery assures a clean filtered wine with no sediment. In cases where the wine does not undergo cold stabilization at the winery, this precipitation of the tartrate could happen during cold weather transport or cold storage conditions.

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