Sulfur in young German wines
Justin Rouette, Quebec: Bonjour Jancis! I was almost about to open a bottle of Dönnhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg 2003 Riesling Kabinett when I read about the experience one of your members had with this wine [see Should red and white wines gently fizz ?]. It reminds me of Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer 2003 Riesling Kabinett that I've tasted recently. The same thing happened but there were also a very evident sulfur on the nose. What about this problem. Would decanting help? Could bottle ageing change the wine dramatically? The Dönnhoff Riesling 2003 QbA had no fizz and no SO 2 so do I even put it in a carafe? Is vinification...
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