V11 Winebar and Deli
Something about Germans and BIG guns. This is a big one.. A cuvee of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah, look for the flavor of berries, vanilla and nuts in this full bodied red is not what you will expect from a mild German climate.
Gmeinbock Merlot Saubrunn
Honestly, this is the most powerful Merlot I have ever tasted out of Austria. Saubrunn is a small town in Burgenland, very close to the Hungarian border. Look for dark cherry, a touch of oak, tobacco and a long chocolate finish.
I bought this one before I even tasted it. They describe this wine as, “A wine for any occasion or circumstance, and a little messy”. These guys from Poysdorf just across the Czech border are perfect IWCoK ambassadors i.e. Wine should be fun, and this easy living cuveé is a delightful drink. Light, fun and messy.
Here is something you probably haven’t tried before. Auxerrois (pronounced o.zer.wa) is a typical variety for Alsace and Germany and the north of France. Yes, it does well in colder climates. And if you think this tastes a bit like a Chardonnay don’t be embarrassed, it is a direct descendant. Look for plums and nuts in what I found to be this months easiest drinking wine.
Kesselring Riesling feinherb
This is a semi dry Bio version of Riesling that delivers a fabulous sweet and sour punch. Much more intense flavors in this wine, given the additional sugar and acidity. Full bodied and a real mouth full.
Kesselring Riesling Trocken
In the classic Riesling style, we find a fruity and acidic taste. Look for peach and pineapple in this dry, mineral filled, award winning stinger from Germany.