It was a busy couple of days last week when I plowed through a host of German Rieslings from Markus Molitor and Valckenberg. I’d recap my meager notes from each wine, but I’d be in my grave before I finished typing dozens of variations on Bernkasteler Badstube Spatlese.
The one thing I want to share from tasting all these German Rieslings is that none of them tasted really sweet. They have so much acidity that it really tames the sweetness. Great German Riesling is all about balance and they are definitely among the most criminally underrated wines in the world.