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An intensive blind tasting exercise with my MW students was on the agenda today. After the blind tasting of 12 wines, I was in the mood to continue this also in the evening. Therefore, I had a lost and found from my cellar in the glass today.

The label had long since fallen off, only a reference to the Schmitts Kinder winery was still there. The winery is located in Randersacker on the outskirts of Würzburg. Here, the Muschelkalk (shell limestone) determines the terroir.

I assume the wine is a 1999 Riesling from the Pfülben site, as it does not show quite as lush as the Sonnenstuhl wines. A combination of ripeness and spiciness.

Deep golden color in the glass, very precise and linear acidity, mature notes of kumquat, dried fruit, honey, sage and meadow herbs. The wine is now at its peak.

The shape of the Pfülben site is reminiscent of a large pillow, hence the name. It derives from the Middle High German word “Pfülwen”, which means cushion.