It’s the year 1520: The Americas were still a new thing, Ferdinand Magellan sailed from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, Europe was still stranger to the wonders of coffee and Anstatt Lingenfelder was born in the town of Rhodt in the Pfalz region of Germany, the first winzer or grapegrower of his name.
Thirteen generations have past and the world is a whole different creature, but the family still lives in Pfalz and makes very traditional wines in the sunny German region.
Lingenfelder Scheurebe Kabinett 2013 is an organic white made from Scheurebe, a crossing between Riesling and Silvaner, and it offers something different.
Delicate and floral, it has a shy ABV of 10.5% which makes it ideal if you’re looking for a lower alcohol glass.
Aromas of eldelflower and grapefruit combine. On the palate, its off-dry taste delivers a slightly sweet welcome followed by flavours of ripe lemons, white flowers and a delicate note of river stone minerality.
Lingenfelder Scheurebe Kabinett 2013 is available at O’Briens Wine at €18.95.
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.