The 2012 Niersteiner
Paterberg Spatlese Riesling ($79 a bottle), is "for those who like a fuller body with intense sweetness more similar to candied apricots," Mayor says.
I felt a wave of nostalgia when I saw that the house whites included Niersteiner
Domtal, a drink I haven't seen on a wine list since the 1970s.
Overall, the best vineyard sites are located on the eastern edge in an area known locally as the Rheinterrasse, where the vineyards (many of them around the town of Niersteiner
) are on eastern-facing slopes.
Salsify and Sea Urchin Chowder (Serves 6) Riesling Kabinett "Niersteiner
Paterberg" Georg Albrecht Schneider Rheinhessen, Germany 2005
*** (89) Seebrich Riesling Spatlese 2002, Niersteiner
Louis Guntrum's Niersteiner
Heilingenbaum Kabinett Halbtrocken 2001 showed delicate lime enriched with steel.
GUTES DOMTAL GERMAN WHITE From pounds 3.25
ANTENNATE (web2), AURE-QUARE, AWRTHWART, CATERACTE, INSTITUTIONIST, NIERSTEINER
If you're not a Liebfraumilch or Niersteiner
fan and have been led to believe that Alsace wines are similar in style, here are a few facts that may persuade you to try these wines for yourself.
Bruckchen, Riesling Kabinett 1995, $14 (Rheinhessen, Germany).
Spiegelberg Kabinett Rheinhessen 1994, pounds 2.99, Asda
Many German wine makers, especially the younger generation, are concerned that names like Piesporter Michelsberg and especially Niersteiner
Gutes Domtal, have become so devalued by poor wine that they have decided to make a clear break with the past.