The taste of fear - GG Riesling 2010
22 Sep 2011 by Michael Schmidt
This is first part of Michael's review of the current VDP Grosse Gewächse releases and covers the 2010 whites apart from Franken. The second part, on Spätburgunder 2009 and Franken Riesling 2010, is published in GG part 2 . It is also worth taking a look at Purple pagers' recommendations on the forum, including tips on where to buy. Never in the history of Grosse Gewächse has there been a vintage as difficult as 2010. With the crop already seriously reduced by frost early on in the campaign, a cold and wet summer only served to exacerbate the anxiety of growers. In a perfect world, a long drawn-out ripening period in the vineyards...

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