A Diehe, Dornfelder Rotwein Trocken 2013, Deutscher Qualitatswein, Pfalz, Germany
Tasting Note: This Dornfelder is unlike most reds you’ve tried.
It is soft with lightly minerality and is slightly-sweet but not in the negative way people often associate sweet with wines of poor quality. There is faint sweetness, enough to suggest and notice, but not bordering on or in the direction of offence. You could sip this red this and unwittingly have the alcohol slip up on you from behind (13%).
The long finish on this Dornfelder is wonderfully acidic and refreshing. This wine is maximally acceptable and should be at regular attendance at every church’s communion table in place of what if often distributed to the masses. Both visiting aunt and wine enthusiast will enjoy and find this wine of interest. Regal acidity and raspberry fruit, all packaged in a nifty one litter bottle to boot. What could be better?
Tasting Date: February 2015