Groebe Aulerde Westhofen Riesling

Groebe Aulerde Westhofen RieslingLast week we reviewed a nice — and very affordable — German riesling from the Rheinhessen province, Fritz’s Riesling.  And tonight we’re checking out another riesling from the Rheinhessen province.
The Weingut Groebe estate was established way back in 1625, so these folks have been building riesling for more than a few years.  You might notice that the marks on these wines say 1763, and that is the year the family started bearing the coat of arms — which is also on their marks.  I’ve always wanted a coat of arms, but no luck for me there.  Oh sure, I’ve gotten the random junk mail tiresome to sell me my “official” family coat of arms, but I’m not that gullible.  In the case of Groebe, the coat of arms is legit.  And it includes the cross of St. Andrew’s in it, which is an ancient Christian character for wine.
But moving further than the coat of arms, I know you’re interested in the wine.  And this particular one is excellent.  Really excellent.  OK, it’s brilliant! Read more