Germany 2009 - predictions of greatness
Michael Schmidt, who last month gave us an excellent and detailed account of the 2008 and 2007 Grosse Gewächse German wines, sends this round-up of confident reactions in Germany to the quality of the 2009 harvest. See also yesterday's offical report for more on this year's small crop . (Photo shows Riesling in the Absterde vineyard, Rheinhessen, courtesy of Klaus Peter Keller.) Seldom has there been more agreement from all corners of the German wine-producing world regarding one single vintage: now that all the grapes bar the minute Eiswein contingent are in the cellars, the quality of the 2009 harvest is giving rise to...
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