Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Announcement: Pinot Noir Tasting - Germany contra Rest of the World, led by Annette Schiller and Doug House, in Washington DC (McLean), USA, on October 4, 2015

Picture: Annette Schiller, Doug House and Christian Schiller at Chain Bridge Cellars in McLean, Virginia

Dear German Wine Society Members and Friends of German Wine,

Pinot Noir, like Riesling, does one thing better than any other grape in the world: expresses site, climate and vintage. In this exciting tasting, you’ll have the chance to experience some of Pinot Noir’s most distinctive terroirs as you sample 12 delicious, distinctive, Pinot Noirs from Germany and around the world.

We’ll take a global tour of Pinot Noir styles – but with a distinctly Germanic flair! Annette Schiller will pour and present 6 Pinot Noirs from Germany ranging from cool-site “village” level wines through more robust (for Germany, at least!) Pinots from warmer locations and Grand Cru vineyards. Next to each German example, Doug House of Chain Bridge Cellars will present examples of Pinot Noir from typical vineyards located in Burgundy and beyond. By the end of the tasting, you’ll have a new-found understanding and appreciation of Pinot character in all its diversity and charm.

There is a red wine revolution going on in Germany and the world increasingly takes note of it. 30 years ago, the share of red wine in total German wine output was not more than 10 percent. This has increased to more than 30 percent. One out of three bottles of German wine is a red wine. In terms of Pinot Noir, Germany is now the third biggest producer in the world, after France and the US.

We’ll taste:


2012 Schloss Proschwitz Sachsen Spätburgunder
2012 Markus Schneider Pfalz Spätburgunder
2012 Dreissigacker Rheinhessen Wunderwerk
2013 Adeneuer Ahr No 1 Spätburgunder
2009 Köblin Kaiserstuhl Spätburgunder
2012 Bernhard Huber Baden Alte Reben Spätburgunder

Picture: The German Spätburgunders at the Tasting

Rest of the World:

2012 Chateaux de Vaux Pinot Noir Les Hautes Bassieres Moselle France
2012 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Oregon
2012 Domaine Pillot Mercurey Rouge Burgundy
2012 Domaine Jean-Michel Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexis 2012 Burgundy
2010 Rovero Lajetto Pinot Nero Italy
2013 Pali Bluffs Pinot Noir Russian River

Annette is currently in Germany and France, conducting her fall tours by ombiasy PR and WineTours, and will purchase some of the wines directly at the winery and hand-carry them back to the US for our tasting.

Doug House owns and runs the popular Chain Bridge Cellars in McLean. He says that he and Chain Bridge Cellars have only limited insight into German wines, which probably is an understatement, but I can assure you that they cover the rest of the world extremely well. Doug visits Burgundy annually and tours Oregon and California Pinot vineyards frequently as well. Together, Annette and Doug will give you plenty of information, provide lots of opportunities for questions, and guarantee that you’ll taste some very satisfying wines!

The price for this very special event will be $35 for members, and $42 for non-members. The Board encourages all members and friends of the Society to reserve as early as possible, as this event is expected to be very popular. We will be limiting attendance to 30 guests.

The event will take place on Sunday, October 4, 2015, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Chain Bridge Cellars in McLean.

Address: 1351 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101, United States
Phone: +1 703-356-6500

Event coordinator: Annette and Christian Schiller aschiller@ombiasyPR.com

(The event is sold out.)

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