Thursday, 2 April 2009

St Urbans Hof Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett Riesling 2007

St Urbans Hof Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett Riesling 2007 (Mosel, Germany)
$36, Cork, 9.0%
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I froze this. It was stupid I know, but I stuck the bottle in the freezer to chill it down fast and it froze. It wasn't entirely frozen, but there was quite a block of ice where wine should be. It took just over an hour and a bit to freeze, which was quite remarkable (must be the low alcohol content?) Thankfully it doesn't appear to have affected the wine, though its certainly nice and cool....

Brightly green/yellow in colour with a little bit of spritz, The nose has honeycomb, lemon and a hint of marmalade. It's a sweeter style of Kabinett, though it doesn't smell obviously sugary on the nose - more fresh citrus than anything else. The palate is absolutely wonderful - all freshness and light, with the sugar matching up to the dry, I've-come-from-rocky-soils acid backbone. It all finishes a little sweet and dense for my liking, but this should iron itself out with some bottle age.

Really delicious Mosel Riesling. 18+

3 comments:

  1. Interesting. I've never frozen wine but have often wondered how long it might take on lower alcohol manifestions. Good to hear it didn't seem to affect it. I'm sure I'll forget a bottle in the freezer myself one day. I often whack one in there actually.

    cheers

    jeremy

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  2. I think I'm going to sacrifice another bottle of German Kabinett to the freezer for a wine experiment. I'm thinking that if all the water freezes, whats left should be just just all juice and alcohol, like my own homemade Eiswein.

    I'll put that on my Easter to do list.

    Geez I live a fascinating life :)

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