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Felix Graf Adelmann on Weingut Adelmann and innovation

This show was published 25 November 2011


Felix is a count and has a castle and winery in Wurttemberg, Germany. He tells us the history of the castle which dates back to 1272 but was taken over by the Adelmann family in 1904. Wine was first made 1297 but the vineyards are even older, at least 8th century and could date back as far as the Roman times. Felix explains the importance of innovation as well as tradition and how his father pioneered quality wine and was one of the first to use barriques to ferment and age wine. He firmly believes in blending (a good blend he says is much more than the sum of the ingredients) and loves creating harmonious, complex wines that can be aged. Felix describes a Riesling blended with Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc that creates a wonderfully fresh but creamy and complex wine.


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