If and when I get the chance to make my own wine or own a winery, the two varietals I’d start with are Riesling and Pinot Noir. I don’t know if it’s the purity of the fruit or terroir or that both these have some sort of x-factor that most other wine varietals don’t, but these are the wines that I hold in the highest regard (along with sentimental favorite Zinfandel).
So it was great to find two podcasts on my iPod this week that are both about Riesling and feature Ernst Loosen. Excellent listening if you are a Riesling-ofile like me
Check them out here:
Oz Wine Show – Ernst Loosen Interview
Grape Radio – The Riesling Shootout