I ordered some wine from Germany recently. Twenty-four bottles in total. The first time I have ordered in bulk for a long time. Even taking postage and packaging into account, this is a much cheaper option than buying directly here in the UK (see my last post for more details on that).
Unless I am sitting at a wine fest somewhere in the Pfalz, I rarely venture into litre territory. However, I couldn’t resist including a couple of bottles of this bad boy in my order.
Jülg, Riesling trocken (litre) 2015, Pfalz
Incidentally, Jülg are building an excellent reputation for their Pinots Noirs. One of the other wines I ordered was their ‘Spätburgunder Kalkmergel’ – more about that particular wine at a later juncture.
Straw-coloured with an understated nose. Maybe some underripe peaches and a touch of apricot, but nothing that turns this Riesling into a fruit cocktail parody of itself. Much the same on the palate. Clean and fresh, but nothing too biting. In fact, this wine has a calm demeanour and is delicious to drink in large gulps. The finish is ample and almost silky, I would say – something which, in itself, is pretty sensational for a litre offering. I certainly get a sense that Jülg afforded even this wine the requisite time to find its inner balance. Good value.