Sun 8 Nov 2009
In the Pfalz is where I realized the trip had just begun. As breath taking as all the regions we had been thus far were, the Pfalz was magic. More like a fairy tale than a real place, the second largest wine growing region in Germany, the Pfalz is strikingly distinctive.
Cellar master Gunther Deeters hosted us at Weingut Koehler-Ruprecht, which turned out to be one of the most electrifying wine talks of the entire trip. Extremely passionate about the craft of wine making, Gunther showed us the estate full line, explaining one by one their individual style and characteristics.
The wines of Bernd Philippi, the owner of Weingut Koehler-Ruprecht, is said to be one of the most traditional of the Pfalz; true magnificient masterpieces. If Gunther didn’t have to pick up his girl from kindergarten, chances are we would still be there, talking and sipping that small barrel aged 1998 Kallstadter Sekt.