On Tuesday, April 18th, Wines of Germany hosted the 2017 Riesling Fellowship. The celebration honored three advocates for German wines in the US—journalist David Schildknecht and importers Rudi Wiest and Terry Theise.
The trio joined a group of 20 other Riesling Fellows including Paul Grieco of NYC’s Terrior Tribeca, who believes there is no profound answer as to ‘why riesling,’ other than the desire to “pursue those things that are yummy.”
All three honorees curated a selection of wines, which they presented at a tasting and paired with dinner hosted by Fowler & Wells. Below, their assortment of German wines:
Koehler-Ruprecht 2012 Pfalz Kabinett Trocken Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling
Peter Jakob Kühn 2008 Rheingau Trocken Oestricher Doosberg Riesling
Fritz Haag 2012 Mosel Spätlese Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling
Keller 2007 Rheinhessen Grosses Gewächs Dalsheimer Hubacker Riesling
Emrich-Schönleber 2010 Nahe Monzinger Halenberg “R” Riesling
Hofgut Falkenstein 2015 Saar Spätlese Feinherb Niedermenniger Gerrenberg A.P. #15 Riesling
Von Winning 2015 Pfalz Trocken Ruppertsberger Reiterpfad Riesling
Goldatzel 2015 Rheingau Kabinett Feinherb Johannisberger Goldatzel Riesling
Spreitzer 2015 Rheingau Feinherb Hattenheimer Engelmannsberg Riesling
Von Winning 2014 Pfalz Grosses Gewächs Pechstein Riesling
Selbach-Oster 2015 Mosel Kabinett Halbtrocken Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling
Müller-Catoir 2015 Pfalz Feinherb “MC” Riesling
Wirsching 2014 Franken Grosses Gewächs Julius Echter Berg Silvaner
Rebholz 2003 Pfalz Grosses Gewächs Kastanienbusch Riesling
Rudolf Fürst 2012 Franken Grosses Gewächs Schlossberg Pinot Noir
Rainer Sauer 2013 Franken Trocken AB OVO Silvaner
Salway 2014 Baden Grosses Gewächs Eichberg Pinot Gris
Schloss Schönborn 2013 Rheingau Spätlese Feinherb Hochheim Domdechaney Riesling
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Deanna Gonnella, is a graduate of NYC’s International Culinary Center’s Classic Culinary Arts program, a private chef and our in-house expert on all things culinary. She’s also worked the floor as a sommelier, and advised buyers at Vintry Fine Wines in Manhattan, so she knows a thing or two about wine.
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