Aug. 28, 2020

Ep 30. / Rebecca Crusius proves Nahe Rieslings to be 'dark, mineral and graceful'

Ep 30. / Rebecca Crusius proves Nahe Rieslings to be 'dark, mineral and graceful'

I was lucky enough to record the 30th Wine Ghosts podcast in a classical villa built in 1888, in the picturesque Traisen village, Nahe region, Germany. This proud wine castle is home to the Crusius vintner family that has been making wine for 14 generati...


I was lucky enough to record the 30th Wine Ghosts podcast in a classical villa built in 1888, in the picturesque Traisen village, Nahe region, Germany. This proud wine castle is home to the Crusius vintner family that has been making wine for 14 generations now. Rebecca Crusius, one of the youngest members of the family, was kind of enough to host us in their dazzling tasting room for a genuine conversation and an impressive tasting. So if you are in a position to follow up on this podcast in video format, please feel free to watch our chat with Rebecca on the Wine Ghosts’ Youtube channel or soon on IGTV as well. Rebecca has been telling us about characteristic vineyard sites like the ‘Bastei GG’ which is the smallest and one of the most fascinating grand cru sites in Germany. And believe me, that’s something you want to see on video on the Wine Ghosts' Instagram or Youtube Channel soon. She also interpreted their different bedrock structures like red volcanic soil and loam and what can you expect from different Crusius GG wines. Other than that: you can learn about unique grape varieties like Auxerrois and Frühburgunder, and the different faces of the Nahe wine region. We also go a bit off-topic and put the wine world in a bit broader perspective while tasting some of the best Crusius wines. I hope you like this episode and try some of these beautiful wines soon. And by the way, my favourite wine ghost was the Riesling Kupfergrube. 

Guest: Rebecca Crusius

Winery: Dr. Crusius, Nahe, Germany

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