October Connoisseur: Oktoberfest: Wine Edition
Although there’s no wine equivalent for Oktoberfest, we’re fine with drinking German wines all year round! For this month’s Connoisseur, we’ve devoted our entire selection to some really interesting wines, all from (you guessed it) - Germany!
NV Fritz-Muller “Muller Thurgau” Trocken Secco (Rheinhessen, Germany)
This wine is made in a gorgeous style called perlwein, Germany’s answer to Prosecco. A lightly sparkling white wine, with a lively palate of zesty lime and fresh herbs is rounded out by a chalky minerality and soft texture. This is for baked fish, shrimp scampi, and fried clams.
*6W* 2019 Sybille Kuntz Trocken Riesling (Mosel, Germany)
A staff favorite here at The Urban Grape, this dry Riesling ignites your palate with polished aromas of Asian pear, green apple, and florality, with world-famous Mosel minerality. Sybille is a visionary in the region, and was one of the first winemakers in the Mosel to incorporate organic & biodynamic viticultural practices. Don’t sleep on this one!
*1R* 2018 Koehler-Ruprecht Pinot Noir (Pfalz, Germany)
Minimal intervention winemaking at the very highest level! Hand-harvested grapes aged in stainless steel are spontaneously fermented for a pure and clean expression of Pinot noir. Aromatically, the wine shows tart red berry fruit,with a taut & vervy presentation on the palate. Serve with flaky white fish, Gouda cheeses, or butternut squash ravioli.
*3R* 2019 August Kesseler “Daily August” Pinot Noir (Rheingau, Germany)
This juicy & compelling Pinot Noir explodes with black cherry, pomegranate, and raspberry notes, along with an energetic & fruity mouthfeel. It finishes silky, with textbook minerality & earthy spice. This wine is great with roasted chicken or Brie style cheeses.