Readers of this blog will know of our fondness for German wines with Prädikat. This is the wines called either Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese and so on. Also known as Qualitätswein mit Prädikat (QmP) these are the top level of German wines. Personally, I have a great fondness for the Spätlese wines. They are harvested later than the Kabinett, are sweeter, but the best has a great acidity to balance the sweetness. Like this week’s wine does perfectly.
Weingut Hirschhof is located in the small village of Westhofen in Rheinhessen. The family has about 30 hectares of vineyards, including plantations of Kirchspiel, Aulerde and Steingrube. Hirschhof is run by the Zimmer family, led by Tobias Zimmer. Traditions associated with biodiversity, the environment, nature, countries, and people have been important to the family for centuries. Hirschhof has been certified organic since 1991 by Ecovin.
Hirschhof Westhofen Morstein Riesling Spätlese Trocken - 229,90 kr
Fresh, clean and youthful Riesling with hints of apples, flowers, lime and minerals on the nose. Nicely full-bodied and sour wine with a touch of sweetness, good intensity and length with hints of lime and minerals at the end. Lovely for seafood, salads and chicken, works well for spicy Asian dishes.