ANDREW CATCHPOLE CYCLES THROUGH REICHSRAT VON BUHL
Andrew Catchpole joins thousands of wine lovers to cycle Germany’s oldest wine route. He Recommends a visit to Reichsrat Von Buhl and if you follow his lead you may end up staying a while and having more wine than water. He found zesty mineral-fresh reislings which spurred him to go further into the vineyards where he plucked a grape from the vineyards of Ungeheur, Kirchenstuck, jesuitengarten and Pechstein.
“Each burst of juice was wonderfully poised between concentrated, ripening fruit and rapier-like acidity. Equally impressive was how the flavor of a single grape hinted at the nuances of character defining each of these cheek-by-jowl grosse gewachs (grand crus). As a lesson in local terroir, it was hard to beat. It also underlined the differences I had clearly tasted in the wines from the sites on my travels the day before”.
To taste the some of the new 2009 vintages and a range of fabulous Von Buhl wines, visit us at stand F10 at the International Wine Fair.