Tussock Jumper, Riesling, Rheinhessen, 2012

Tussock Jumper Riesling 2012 120714

This got into the cellar from one of Lesley’s girls dinner parties and I must admit to being pleasantly surprised.

Striking graphics, not at all like the austere informative German labels of old.

Light, fresh, lovely structure if a little honied but a different taste experience none the less.

The ‘Red Jumper’ deserves more research.

Tussock Jumper Riesling 2012 120714.

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Hugel, Riesling, 2012

Hugel Riesling 130114

The weather was foul on our trip from Castlemartyr to Youghal to visit Ahernes Seafood Bar in Youghal and we thought at first glance the Bar might be closed. Fortunately for us, not and we were well looked after by the friendly Hostess..

This noble underestimated Riesling from Hans Hugel’s vineyard perfectly complimented the amazing scallops and fresh off the boat Monkfish Scampi.

Bone dry, characteristic floral nose, lively fruit. A perfect finish in dry, warm and comfortable surroundings to a nice weekend in East Cork. Worth a long detour in any weather.

http://www.hugel.com/en/desc.php?N=EQ3LRE

Hugel Riesling 130114 b