May 29, 2020

Ep. 22. / Felix Ellwanger bottles the best of Württemberg to make you smile

Ep. 22. / Felix Ellwanger bottles the best of Württemberg to make you smile

We were lucky enough to visit another great wine castle in the Württemberg wine region: the Jürgen Ellwanger winery, from Winterbach. I sat down with Felix Ellwanger in a charmed garden-setting while tasting one great wine after the other. You can learn ...


We were lucky enough to visit another great wine castle in the Württemberg wine region: the Jürgen Ellwanger winery, from Winterbach. I sat down with Felix Ellwanger in a charmed garden-setting while tasting one great wine after the other. You can learn about the HADES project, Schwaben barrels, great ‘GG’ vineyards, local vinegrowing history, why German whites are easier to sell at the moment than reds, why Lemberger (Blaufränkisch) could be a big chance for Württemberg, about the rare variety: Kerner, and why Felix thinks you can not make great wines like machines. This is Felix’s idea of a great wine: “It doesn’t happen very often, but do you know that moment when you drink a wine, and you have to smile. Not because it’s funny, but because it’s wonderful.” I also smiled after tasting 8 wines from his cellar, so I hope you also have a great wine ghost at hand and can relax while listening to this week’s episode.

 

Guest: Felix Ellwanger

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Tasted Wines:

#1: GG Riesling 2018 Schneiter Altenberg

#2: Grauburgunder 2018

#3 Spätburgunder 2013

#4 Zweigelt 2016

#5 Lemberger 2017