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TRINK: Returning Old German Varieties to Life...

by TomHill » Tue May 17, 2022 3:06 pm

A very interesting article by Matthias Neske in TRINK on returning ancient German grape varieties to respect:
TRINK: Historic German Varieties

and the efforts of a number of passionate growers to return some of the varieties to respect. This is a pretty exciting effort to my mind.
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Re: TRINK: Returning Old German Varieties to Life...

by Steve Kirsch » Wed May 18, 2022 11:00 am

Enjoyed that, Tom!
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Re: TRINK: Returning Old German Varieties to Life...

by David M. Bueker » Wed May 18, 2022 11:03 am

Read the article the other day, and while I am interested, I am maybe not interested enough to go looking for the wines.

I would be more excited if there was a Scheurebe resurgence.
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Re: TRINK: Returning Old German Varieties to Life...

by win_fried » Thu May 19, 2022 10:33 am

I would be more excited if there was a Scheurebe resurgence.


In Franconia they make decent dry Scheurebe, eg Wirsching and Weltner , while Weltner's Saugignon Blanc is a strong internal competitor to his Scheu.

I am surprised to see you, David, asking for Scheurebe, while you are known as a SB-hater. They can be so similar that there even was a vintner in Franconia who had switched them, and mistakenly sold SB for Scheurebe and vice versa ;-)

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Re: TRINK: Returning Old German Varieties to Life...

by David M. Bueker » Thu May 19, 2022 11:05 am

win_fried wrote:
I would be more excited if there was a Scheurebe resurgence.


In Franconia they make decent dry Scheurebe, eg Wirsching and Weltner , while Weltner's Saugignon Blanc is a strong internal competitor to his Scheu.

I am surprised to see you, David, asking for Scheurebe, while you are known as a SB-hater. They can be so similar that there even was a vintner in Franconia who had switched them, and mistakenly sold SB for Scheurebe and vice versa ;-)

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I have Weltner Scheurebe. My inspiration for loving Scheurebe comes from the old HGS-made bottlings at Müller-Catoir. So not anything like Sauvignon.
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