If you think that German wines are sweet, dated and somewhat traditional, then think again! Emil Bauer & Söhne’s Riesling is here to change that perception. A dry Riesling with lychee, peach, crisp green apple and a refreshing acidity, it’s great for a whole range of pork dishes.
Practicing organic, veggie.
This family business is into its fifth generation, after brothers Alexander and Martin took over from their father Norbert in 2011. The brothers set out on a radical, even controversial path to show German wines in a new and irreverent light. Their names and labels of course captured people’s attention – their wines have featured pit-side at the German Grand Prix – but behind the anecdotes and jokes are brilliantly made wines from the rolling hills of the Pfalz and their vineyards in and around Landau-Nussdorf.
All grapes come from the Bauer farm, which comprises numerous vineyard sites around the town of Neustadt. Some lie right on the border with Alsace, making the wines from this region not dissimilar in style.
The wine made very classically, stainless steel ferment and racked off the lees after fermentation to retain those primary fruit flavours. A third was fermented in oak barrel which makes it slightly more complex than keeping it in just stainless steel.
A dry Riesling with a crisp acidity and expressive peach and lychee fruit. Classic style of Pfalz, which is relatively warm region for Germany. Crisp and fresh, with those typical flavours of citrus fruits, minerality and some crunchy green apples. A refreshingly dry finish too.
A perfect partner for all kinds of pork dishes- from a roast pork joint to pulled pork tacos to pork bao buns! It’ll also take some spice too, try with fragrant Asain dishes.