Seems it’s been some time since we last greased the wine wheels with good tasting notes. Sorry for that. Kayne, our server/burgeoning beer man, helped make that a thing of the past when he forwarded his notes from a recent tasting.
Kruger Rumpf Scheurebe Spatlese 2006 Nahe
Kruger Rumpf first came to us via an entire wine feature on the little known “other” German white grape. But as we learned these wines, this particular one quickly became an internal and guest favorite for its irresistible bittersweet orange palate.
Color: yellow with a light greenish tinge
Nose: petrol, wet stone, green melon, coconut milk, candied peachs, papaya, mango, orange blossom, jasmine, grass, honeysuckle
Palate: orange peel, juniper, medium weight, fair amount of residual sugar, very fragrant, adequate acidity and length, very fresh tasting
Summary: Very mellow finish mixed with the residual sugar, balanced acidity and creaminess make this wine an easy drinker. Great to be paired with butter lettuce salad, flatbread, pork chop and porchetta.
•Vineyard area: 19.5 hectares
•Soil types: Slate and volcanic soil
“The cat has to peek out from amidst the thickets this year, but the wine is like a paperweight in its concentration of
substance and weight; really piney and limey and Riesling-like – but this will change, and its inner Beelzebub will emerge.”- Terry Thiese