Wine Tasting Note: Weingärtner Cleebronn-Güglingen Samtrot Lemberger, 2004, Württemberg, Germany.
Samtrot and Lemberger are the grape varieties, the latter perhaps better recognised as Blaufränkisch from Austria. Samtrot is Müllerrebe or the ‘miller’s grape’ and is a local mutation of Pinot Meunier which I have seen described as “Germany’s closest shot at Beaujolais”. This is a light wine, almost rosé in hue with a gentle red fruitiness on the nose. Palate is dry, very light in tannins, gentle acidity with a pleasant enough fruity flavour. The grape varieties are often described as giving the German equivalent of Beaujolais and in this case they are not wrong. Very drinkable, very very drinkable on a warm summers evening but nothing that really grabs your collar and hurls you around with excitement. Alcohol 12%. A little sediment was in the bottle.
Scribblings Rating – 88/100
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