1997. My very first wine trip. Destination? Franken. 16 years later; Franken revisited.
Four days can’t do justice to any wine region. You’re not even scratching the surface. But a lot of wines were tasted, producers met and the general feeling is that Franken has accelerated in quality since my last visit. Before going in to depth; here’s some photographic impressions of the region where the bocksbeutel reigned last time I was here.
Sekt. That’s German sparkling. Most of it is horrible. Not Martin Steinmann’s though. Seriously good rosé sekt based entirely on Pinot Noir. For his vintage Riesling sekt he uses his own Eiswein in the dosage!
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