Thursday, September 1, 2016
Tasting at Weingut Tim Strasser/ Rothes Gut in Meissen, Sachsen, with Tim Strasser - Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours
Tim Strasser is one of Saxony’s up- and coming winemakers. We had a tasting with him and Sommeliere Anne Katrin Rades, his partner in life.
Sachsen, located in the former GDR, is the easternmost German wine region and extends some 35 miles north and south of Dresden along the Elbe River. Most of the region’s vines are planted on terraces along the River Elbe, and being at such a gradient, a lot of the work is done by hand. For 8 centuries, vintners here have mostly planted Müller-Thurgau and Riesling, earning a well-deserved reputation for excellent dry whites.
Meissen porcelain, known locally as “white gold,” is one of the things Sachsen is best known for, being the first place in Europe to make china in the early 18th century.
Anette Schiller: This region tickles all your senses with its unique voluptuous baroque architecture, a rich history, its wealth of art, and love of all the good things in life.
Weingut Tim Strasser/ Rothes Gut
Weingut Tim Strasser/ Rothes Gut is a very young winery, established in 2010 by Tim Strasser. Tim learned how to make wine at Schloss Wackerbarth, the Saxon government owned winery in Radebeul. He was then the youngest graduate ever. He further studied wine technology and enology and worked in Austria to gain experience before he took the big jump and established his own winery.
Tim Strasser has 12 hectares under vine, planted with Müller-Thurgau, Grauburgunder, Traminer, Scheurebe, and the Saxon speciality Goldriesling und Helios.
The winery, which was first mentioned in 1765, is right next to the Albrechtsburg of Meissen.
His family is from the German speaking part of Hungary and has a long winemaking tradition, for several generations in Meissen.
The clay-loam-loess soil and the mild climate provides Tim with excellent conditions for healthy vines and fruit. He invested in modern cellar technology and makes sure that every step in the growing, harvesting, and winemaking process is done with utter care to guarantee top quality wines.
Falstaff Newcomer of the Year 2014
Tim Strasser was runner-up for Falstaff Newcomer of the Year 2014.
Falstaff (Translation Christian Schiller): Tim Strasser is a shooting star of the wine industry in Saxony and an example that the quality revolution in Germany also has reached the eastern wine regions. And because he is the youngest winemaker of the Elbe Valley and does many things differently than the other winemakers, he is also considered to be a Revolutionary, although he sees himself rather as a highly dedicated vintner. The winery was founded only in 2010, yet people are already talking about his wines, especially those made of very rare varieties like Helios or Hibernal.
The Wines we Tasted
2015 Weingut Tim Strasser/ Rothes Gut Meissen, Cuvee Meissenweiss, Meissner Ratsweinberg
2015 Weingut Tim Strasser/ Rothes Gut Meissen, Goldriesling trocken, Meissner Ratsweinberg
2015 Weingut Tim Strasser/ Rothes Gut Meissen, Helios trocken, Meissner Ratsweinberg
2014 Weingut Tim Strasser/ Rothes Gut Meissen, Grauburgunder trocken, Meissner Ratsweinberg
2014 Weingut Tim Strasser/ Rothes Gut Meissen, Traminer Spätlese trocken, Meissner Ratsweinberg
2013 2014 Weingut Tim Strasser/ Rothes Gut Meissen, Rotwein Cuvee, Meissner Ratsweinberg
Thanks Tim and Anne Katrin for a wonderful tasting.
Postings: Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Art, Culture and History (Published and Forthcoming Postings)
Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Art, Culture and History
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