We highlight another great bargain from the annual Trier Auctions, this time from the Bernkasteler Ring.
Every year, member Estates of the Bernkasteler Ring sell some of their most prized wines via an Auction held in Trier. This year's Auction was held on September 18, 2014 following a century old tradition: Tasting in the morning and a wet Auction in the afternoon (wet ... because the wines are poured again when they are being sold off).
One of the highlights of the Auction proved to be the 2004er Wiltinger Schlangengraben Auslese by Weingut Johann Peter Reinert Estate. This Estate based in Kanzem in the Saar turns out delicious and above all utterly drinkable wine year-in year-out, made in a classically light and easy style, at very reasonable prices. And yet somehow, we bet many have not heard of it.
The Auction is therefore also a great opportunity to buy wines at maturity, and, as in the case of this wine, at quite reasonable prices: The 2004er Wiltinger Schlangengraben Auslese wine went for "only" €20 (before commission fees, shipping costs and possible customs and sales tax).
You can learn more about the Auctions and its wines in our Auction Report 2014 - Bernkasteler Ring.
Johann Peter Reinert
Wiltinger Schlangengraben Riesling Auslese (Auction)
This wine was first auctioned off in 2005 and the Estate releases some additional bottles for the 2014 Auction. This offers a rather linear nose of lime, fresh herbs, white flowers and spices and lives from a stunning feeling of tension on the palate and in the finish. This offers a most fascinating drinking side. This is very hard to resist! Now-2028
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