- 2002 Muscat. Herrenweg
- 2001 Riesling, Clos Windsbuhl
- Baked rainbow trout with toasted almonds
- 2002 Riesling, Brand
- Crispy sea bass with a lime, lemongrass and coconut sauce
- 2001 Tokay Pinot Gris, Rangen de Thann
- Pork with caramelised honey and citrus sauce with crushed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables
- 19883 Gewurztraminer, Rangen de Than, Vendage Tardive
- Selection of cheese and fresh fruit
- 1986 Tokay Pinot Gris, Rotenberg, Selection des Grains Nobles
- Pear and frangipane tart with hazelnut praline
- Berrys' selected coffee and mints
I have always had a soft spot for Zind-Humbrecht ever since I discovered their Gewurztraminer, Herrenweg Turkheim some twenty years ago. It is every thing that one could hope for in a dessert wine, complex flavours (a veritable fruit bowl of exotic fruits), unctuousness, sweetness without being cloying thanks to a hint of noble rot. I love it and I was looking forward to this dinner.
One of the pleasures of these dinners is that you get to hear from the winemakers themselves. For a twelfth generation wine producer Olivier had a refreshing amount of enthusiasm for his subject. As well as the wines themselves he did an excellent job of covering the history of the region, the domaine itself and biodynamics. The latter has a more than a hint of hew age hippydom about it but results in some very sensible, sustainable, organic farming practices. As, Olivier said "the proof is in the glass".
Apart from the marc which was, like 99.99 percent of the grappa breed, rocket fuel.