Riesling & Co. Amsterdam 2017
On Monday 18. September 2017 the wine fair “Riesling & Co.” from Deutsches Weininstitut took place in the Amsterdam ArenA. More than 60 winemakers from different wine growing areas of Germany presented their wines to the Dutch audition which was mainly from trade and gastronomy sector. For the first time Christwein also participated at the wine fair “Riesling & Co.” and Marcel Christ got not only first insights into the Dutch wine industry but also had interesting conversations and good contacts.
Every winemaker was allowed to present six of his wines out of his overall portfolio. Besides our Riesling Gutswein and our Riesling Ortswein, we also presented Sauvingon Blanc, Grauburgunder and Chardonnay as well as our Weißburgunder Mandelberg Lagenwein. As a little highlight we also brought Syrah and Ice wine to Amsterdam, which will extend our Christwein-Collection soon. Overall „Riesling & Co.“ was a new and very interesting experience and it will not have been the last time that we have visited Amsterdam for sure!
Wine year 2016
The wine year 2016 was full of tension: a mild winter, a moderat March, usual sprouting by the End of April. Then extremly cold nights with a high risk of frost followed by heavy rain until mid of June, whereas July and August were dry as a bone.
“All’s well that ends well.”
And as the wine year 2016 has almost been given up Fortuna proved to be a „Riesling-Fan“ and gave Rheinhessen a perfect late summer, a golden october and a brilliant harvest. The first wines are bottled and allow us to perceive the high potential of 2016 wines. And the wine year 2017 is already in full swing!
Politcally, Rheinhessen has always been in between the nations – but the grapevines remained faithfully. Today, Rheinhessen is shaped by the people living here, their culture and ideals.
Rheinhessen is viniculture
Future in Rheinhessen means tackling the challenges and getting started. Rheinhessen is moving – the whole region is changing. It is all about identity, about origin and about looking ahead. In Heraklis words: “The only constant is change.”