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April 7, 2010

German varietals

Dinner at Shun Tak Fraternal Association (順德聯誼總會).

2006 Hokkaido Wine Yukitsumi Kerner (北海道ワイン雪摘みケルナー) - I remember visiting a winery in Hokkaido 10 years ago but don't remember if this was the one. I've also never had Kerner (nor heard of it) even though it's one of the most-planted varietals in Germany. Anyway, this is basically like eiswein...where the grapes are harvested after snow has fallen and the grapes have been frozen. Nose of muscat and green apple. Sweet on the palate but slightly tart on the finish. Can't say I was very impressed, but very interesting to drink something from Hokkaido.

2006 Selbach Riesling Kabinett "Fish" - minerals in the nose, with medium acidity balancing out the slightly sweet palate. It's a cheap wine that's very quaffable.

Full post on dinner is here.

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