What else to do on Monday night while waiting for the next episode of your favorite TV series? Tasting, of course! Let’s talk?
The choice for today’s post is not at all obvious at first glance, but it is extremely curious in some aspects. And there are even two of them!
Exclusive to Ribbon
We know that many people are afraid of such bright statements as “exclusive to someone”. The thought that they are “pouring garbage” especially for Russia does not leave many heads. “If you don’t o̶b̶m̶a̶n̶e̶sh̶̶ – you won’t live!” – a popular popular idea, and sometimes it is very difficult to deal with it. The level of trust is below the baseboard. In matters of wine, these phobias give rise to myths that normal wine can only be “homemade”, and 99% counterfeit is sold in stores. Especially here: the importer is a little-known company GoodWine LLC without a website and any contacts for clear feedback.
And it seems clear why such schemes are for saving. Why pay an intermediary in the person of an eminent importer (who also wants to make money), if you can organize your own delivery scheme, in which the maximum profit goes to you personally. It is logical. And certainly not with the aim of throwing the Russian consumer offense.
And further, on the label we also find the following inscription:
Manufacturer: Peter Merters KG, Bornweise 4, 54570 Bernkastel-Kues
We go to the site. The company is one of the leading wine producers on the German market with a century-old history, its own vineyards, including organic, huge production, a wide range of wines from the simplest and most table to truly premium specimens.
The belief that enterprising Lentovists have conspired with no less cunning Germans in order to push poison, rubbish and forgery into the Russian market is archaism. The open market doesn’t work like that.
The price of this wine is 499 rubles on the shelf for the promotion. And believe me, it fully corresponds to the concept of “quality wine”. And, by the way, it is located on the shelf (at least in our store) not far from the popular “red” Abkhazia. Compare for fun. Moreover, the difference in price between them is not great.
Bio, vegan-friendly, gluten-free
Let’s talk briefly about bio– and veganwine.
I’d like to make an important clarification right now. On the labels, you can find the following words: ecológico (Spain), bio (Germany, France), biologico (Italy) – all this will mean only what you have organic product, having the appropriate certificate.
This means that in the production of wine the winemaker does not use any synthetic fertilizers, he is certified and regularly checked by the regulatory authorities. The use of sulfur at all stages is limited, but not excluded.
In no case should such wines be confused with biodynamic wines that are fashionable today (although the word “bio” in the name may confuse and push this comparison). Everything is completely different there, more complicated and confusing, and on the label you already need to look for other certificates: Demeter and Biodyvin (see the picture below).
“Vegan”Refers to wines in the production of which any products of animal origin are completely excluded. Among other things, labels and caps for them are also produced eco-friendly.
The certification is carried out by V-Label. Companies wishing to license their products are required to declare the complete composition and all additives used during production. Based on this and after verification, food and other foods can be classified as “vegan” or “vegetarian”.
Land Lust Spätburgunder-Dornfelder Trocken
But let’s talk about wine in familiar terms, too, so that there is a certain idea of what we just talked about.
Dornfelder-Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) is a fairly common varietal combination in the production of German wines. Dornfelder is one of the most popular red wines in Germany. Very understandable, with characteristic aromas of cherries, currants and soft tannins. Already young it is ready for use. Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) all the more needs no extra introduction.
If you add sugar to the strawberries and let them stand, they will give juice. This wine will be approximately the same color – transparent and bright, with a lively shine, like the sun on a mountain stream is playing with bunnies. Very berry, forest, with notes of spices and herbs in the aroma, a little “organic” belly, gummies and candies.
Spring-fresh, juicy and not at all tart. Average acidity, residual sugar is practically not felt. The short aftertaste provokes a second sip. Simple and cute. You could even come up with a hashtag for it – # red-and-weightnaterrace.
Do not overcool too much – let the aromas of the forest unfold. Something vaguely reminded Austrian wines from Zweigelt.
SUCH WINE: 84/100 | Vivino: 3.4
Type: red, semi-dry
Grapes: Dornfelder / Späthburgunder
Country: Germany, Rheingessen
Price: 499 rub. (promotion, Ribbon)