MCF Rare Wine
Josi Leitz's Pink Pinot Perfection (and some Riesling, too)
All alliteration aside (sorry)...Leitz's Pinot Noir Rosé Trocken has earned its place as a perennial favorite in the pink section at MCF.
When I think of Leitz, I most certainly think of Josi's stunning, focused, mind-bendingly electric Erste Lage/Grosse Gewachs bottlings of dry (and off dry) Riesling from the Rusesheimer Berg in the Rheingau.
He's been named 'Winemaker of the Year' by Gault Millau and his wines have a rabid following among the Riesling crowd.
So exactly which of Josi's fabled wines is the the best selling one here in NY?
Why, the Rosé of Pinot Noir, of course...
Were you expecting something else?
All kidding aside, yes, while Riesling ranges from confusing to outright intimidating to many casual wine drinkers, a lovely, supple, energetic and mineral-driven pink wine is anything but.
People see a $17 wine with the perfect pink hue in a pretty bottle with 'Pinot Noir' emblazoned across the front and it's a no-brainer grab every time.
Then, after taking it home and reveling in its textured, lively, spice-laden and deceptively-structured profile, it becomes a repeat buy for the rest of the Summer for everyone from the wine-on-the-roof crowd, all the way through to the most serious German wine geek.
So, that was my long-winded way of saying 'this is a totally awesome Rosé that everyone understandably loves', but also my way of hinting that 'if you love Josi's Rosé (especially on hot Summer days), you should maybe also really check out a bottle Josi's totally amazing, spine-tinglingly racy Riesling as well...
So with that in mind, I've decided to offer both the main-attraction Rosé and handful of the world-class Rieslings alongside, because, whether you know Josi's for his Rosé or for his Riesling, all of us should probably be drinking both...
...especially when it's a hundo degrees outside...
- ALSO on OFFER -
A FEW of LEITZ's TOTALLY AWESOME RIESLINGS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Riesling Rudesheimer Trocken 2017
Riesling Rudesheimer Drachenstein Erste Lage Trocken 2016
Riesling Schlossberg Ehrenfels Grosses Gewachs 2016 1.5L
Riesling Kabinett Rudesheimer Berg Kaisersteinfels 2016 (off dry)
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