Scheurebe in all its exuberant glory – unabashedly sweet but holy hell, what a fun wine to drink. Think strawberry peach lemonade with unmistakable limestone undercurrent.
Florian Fauth’s wines have always been good. They should be: Florian has amazing terroir and he’s the brother-in-law of Klaus Peter Keller, the Rheinhessen’s reigning king.
Yet for the last few years, for me at least, the basic estate wines at Seehof have been the stars. They are just so clear, so balanced, so pristine… and so damn affordable. For the dough, I dunno anyone doing it better.
Now, it’s not that the higher-end wines under-performed, it’s just that they didn’t over-perform at the absurd level that the basics did. In some of the warmer vintages, they sometimes felt a bit weighty.