TheWineRambler "A German wine label is one of the things life's too short for" - Kingsley Amis



Andreas Durst, Rosé "Kutschler", 2010

Posted by Julian 09 Jun 2012

Andreas Durst likes his photography natural, but stylish. And, not being one to be taken in by glossy surfaces and wines that wear a lot of make-up, as it were, Andreas Durst likes his own wines straight and clear. So when he makes a rosé, it's no surprise that it doesn't turn out all fruity and sweet.

Handled with much care, and drunk with much enjoyment (though not by the little person having done the handling)Handled with much care, and drunk with much enjoyment (though not by the little person having done the handling)

In perfect honesty, this is a review largely painted from memory, as I had neglected note-taking during the Wine Rambler full committee meeting where it was served. Maybe someone else present at the occasion can correct or augment the following, but here's what I remember:

I recall a salmon-coloured wine, a smell of underripe red berries (woodland strawberries, red currants), and a steely, acidic feeling on the palate, but also a very clear and drinkable wine. Faintly reminiscent of Austrian rosés of the "Schilcher"-type, this is absolutely not the kind of rosé you should go for when looking for a fruitier, lighter, less tannic version of red wine. If, on the other hand, you want a serious and palate-cleansing pinkie to accompany grilled vegetables, or grilled fish, look no further.