German wine and riesling

My favorite white grape is Riesling. No other single white grape and wine gives me the same satisfaction and joy (except Champagne). The bad experiences and reputation of this grape from the eighties and prior, is long gone, and Merethe Bø, which is one of Norways most famous wine experts, sais that if you want to invest in a wine that isn´t too expensive today, but will experience a great increase in value in the next, few years, Riesling is the way to go.

Luckily, the German producers have a lot more to offer than the oldschool Liebefraumilch, Blue Nun, Black Tower and Piesporter. I bet it´s not just me who look back at some rather gruesome experiences from parties about twenty years ago, when these bottles were absorbed in a rather fast pace, and when enjoying the taste was not the ultimate goal of the experience… German white wine has a lot more to offer than that! I used to prefer red wine to almost every meal, but now, the white grapes captivates me more and more. It is traditionally enjoyed together with fish and seafood dishes, but very exciting with spicy food and cheese. You just have to pick a wine that is a bit more sweet than the traditional ones for these dishes.

My two latest waw experiences was Weingut Heyman-Löwenstein Riesling, Stolzenberg 2004 with shrimps and crawfish. The food was fresh and lovely, but when I had my first sip of the Weingut, it was like the food didn´t matter anymore. But that is perhaps some of the fun. To taste how the food and the wine goes so extremely well together. The other great experience was when we opened a bottle of Marcus Molitor Wehlener, Sonnenuhr Auslese *** 2010 while enjoying an assortment of premium aged cheeses. Traditionally I used to think red wine or port together with cheese, but I bet you´ll get a gastronomical awakening the first time you try this wine (or something similar), with mature and tasteful cheese. Try It!