Alsace, Germany

Cochem,_Mosel

Moselle River and the town of Cochem

These neighbours are unceremoniously shunted together because their shared affinity for the grace and vibrancy of the Riesling grape. At it’s best Riesling combines purity of fruit with bracing acidity, in French Alsace these can develop oily, complex characters with age. As a sweeping generalisation I find the German equivalent to be slightly more delicate and much, MUCH drier than it’s usually portrayed.
It’s just a shame that they are labelled and bottled in a way that many people find off-putting

Axel Pauly `Purist` Riesling Kabinett Trocken Riesling Lieser, Mosel £14.00
Hunawihr Gewürztraminer Réserve Gewürztraminer Haut-Rhin, Alsace £12.00