Weingut Dr Heger, Ihringen, Baden/Germany

One of the [many] perks of living here astride three borders (France, Germany, Switzerland) is that we’re within striking distance of some fine vineyards, each with their own distinctive grape varieties and winemaking styles. When stocks of Riesling, Gewurz or Muscat dip below danger levels, we head up to Alsace’s Route des Vins. To top up on the Pinot family… Continue reading Weingut Dr Heger, Ihringen, Baden/Germany

A Taste of Pinot Noir

“Pinot needs constant care and attention. You know? And in fact it can only grow in these really specific little tucked away corners of the world. And, and only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it, really. Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot’s potential can then coax it… Continue reading A Taste of Pinot Noir

Another Bull’s Eye for Fritz Wassmer’s Spätburgunder

Fritz Wassmer has done it again! Last year he took the over-£10 Pinot Noir Regional Trophy in the Decanter World Wine Awards with his Spätburgunder XXL 2007. This year his 2009 walked off with the International Trophy. The tasting notes evoke ‘raspberries, wild herbs, sweet spices – fragrant and luscious with a crisp but soft… Continue reading Another Bull’s Eye for Fritz Wassmer’s Spätburgunder