May 22, 2020

Ep. 21. / Moritz Haidle proves Württemberg's wines to be top-notch

Ep. 21. / Moritz Haidle proves Württemberg's wines to be top-notch

Riesling from Württemberg? Oh yes! Although the Rems valley, “Remstal”, has a long tradition of producing excellent Rieslings, it still remains a hidden gem for most Riesling lovers worldwide. This time, I was lucky enough to talk to one of the best prod...


Riesling from Württemberg? Oh yes! Although the Rems valley, “Remstal”, has a long tradition of producing excellent Rieslings, it still remains a hidden gem for most Riesling lovers worldwide. This time, I was lucky enough to talk to one of the best producers in the area: Moritz Haidle from the Karl Haidle Winery. After a meaningful ‘father and son conversation’, Moritz chose to follow his ancestors' path instead of a design career, and took over the winery from his father in 2014. Since then, they have become certified organic farmers and they are in transition to a biodynamic one. He has also been aiming to minimize new oak influences in his wines and reduce the overall alcohol content in his portfolio. 40 years ago, his father also pioneered in creating world-class Lembergers, which is the same grape as Blaufränkisch or Kékfrankos, and Moritz has been continuing on this path ever since. We also tasted three of his wonderful wines together via skype, and talked about their terroir, barrel-usage, how his grapes have found some sort of inner peace recently, how the climate changes, about his Trollinger Pet Nat and as always: much more! Super positive, fun guy with stunning wines! I also uploaded a tasting video to Youtube featuring the Haidle wines, so watch it via the link below, if you want some visuals and some subjective opinion about his Moritz´s wines. But now, fill your glass and listen to another wine wizard!

 

Guest: Moritz Haidle, Karl Haidle Winery

Tasted Wines:

#1: Riesling Schilfsandstein 2019

#2: Riesling Stettener Häder 2018

#3: Lemberger Stettener Häder 2018

Riesling Tasting Video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYJhY689YoE&t=1s&ab_channel=WineGhosts

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