Alsace, Germany and Switzerland

Alsace and Germany – Back to Basics:

 For this session it was time to get back to basics and examine the differences in style of these two wine-producing countries as well as a rare chance (in Malaysia at least) to try a top class gold medal winning Selection de Grains Noble sweet wine.

In the session in September 2014, we tasted:

Liebfraumilch, (Rivaner 71%/local varieties 29%), Rheinhessen, Germany, Langenbach for Marks and Spencer, 2013, MYR49

*Piesporter, (Riesling), Mosel, Germany, Deinhard, 2012, MYR53

**(Pinot Gris), Marlborough, New Zealand, Babich, 2010, MYR109

***Selection de Grains Noble, (Pinot Gris (Organic)), Alsace AOC, France, Domaine F Engel, 2011, EUR19

*grapes sourced from “around the famous wine village of Piesport”. Personal Import

**Partially barrel-fermented (15%) with lees stirring

***Gold Medal winner Strasbourg

Food and Wine Matching:

Warm Pear and Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Lemon Polenta Cake

 

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In the Alsace, Germany and Switzerland session in October 2013, we tasted:

**Domaine de La Doye, (Chasselas), (Coppett) La Cote AOC Vaud, Switzerland, 2012, CHF10.5

Kim Crawford, (Pinot Gris),  Marlborough, New Zealand, 2011, MYR82

Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay, (Riesling-Kabinett), Mosel, Qmp, Germany, 2011, MYR62

**Les Romaines Grande Reserve, (Gewurtztraminer-Passerillé), La Cote AOC, Vaud, Switzerland, 2011, CHF25

**These wines were personally imported from Switzerland for this course.

Food and Wine Matching:

French Onion Soup
Lemon Meringue Cake