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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the best wines in the world come from these vines; crisp, minerally Rieslings and floral Gewurztraminers that are a million miles away from the flabby Liebfraumilchs and Niersteiners
we associated with German wine in the 70s and 80s.