Following our live-stream wine tasting with Dr. Katharina Prüm, of Weingut Joh. Jos. Prüm (click here for Linden's full report), we have two Riesling wine tasting events planned for June. The first is our annual 'Auktion Riesling' Tasting for the 2018 vintage. This tasting is an opportunity to taste a range of Rieslings (and two Pinot Noirs!) from September’s VDP auctions. This will be Thursday evening, 18th June, in the shop.
What makes these Auktion wines special?
If you imagine that the German system first follows the Burgundy one — multiple owners in each vineyard, and each vineyard bottled separately, the Germans simply add one layer: the wine style: fine, delicate kabinett, fresh, tangy spätlese, luscious, rounded auslese, complex and intense beerenauslese, and essency TBA. Within the selections that are made for each level, top growers make one further separation: the very best, most interesting and complex musts are reserved to make auction wine.
These micro-production wines (sometimes only a few bottles for the world) are sold each September at auction in Germany. We are big fans. We taste all of the wines, make our selection, and do our best to bring a few bottles of these rarities back to Hong Kong to share. So, come join us on Thursday, 18th June, to taste the special rarities we picked up from September’s VDP auctions.
Wines to be served:
2018 Maximin Grünhaus - Abtsberg Kabinett Auktion
2018 Schloss Lieser - Graacher Domprobst Kabinett Auktion
2018 Weingut Fritz Haag - Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Kabinett Auktion
2018 Weingut Joh. Jos. Prüm - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Auktion
2018 Weingut Willi Schaefer - Graacher Domprobst Auslese Goldkapsel Auktion, from half bottle
2018 Weingut Zilliken - Saarburger Rausch Spätlese Auktion
2018 Weingut Peter Lauer - Ayler Kupp Spätlese Auktion AP#23
2017 Weingut H.J. Kreuzberg - Devonschiefer Spätburgunder 'R' Auktion
2016 Deutzerhof - Grand Duc Reserve Spätburgunder '30 Monate Barrique' Auktion