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Damijan Podversic – Prowein 2015

Kaplja 2010
Very creamy caramel and some marzipan notes. Very fresh dense concentrated on the palate, sweet texture but not flavour.

Ribolla Gialla 2010
Shy, a little herbal, some nutmeg, lively subtle big finish though. Far too soon.

Damijan Podversic with a bottle of Ribolla Gialla 2010

Damijan Podversic with a bottle of Ribolla Gialla 2010

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Elena Walch – Prowein 2015

Pinot Bianco 2014
Excellent freshness brightness with just enough pithy texture. Looking good, needs to settle a bit.

Pinot Grigio 2014
A bit shyer on the nose, crunchier but fuller and warmer on the palate.

Castel Ringberg Pinot Grigio 2013
Nice intensity and depth, but still a good clean finish, rounder and still very fresh. Slightly toasty barrel savoury.

Kastelaz Pinot Bianco 2013
Richer fuller and much more textural, long on the palate but still with a bit of fruit sweetness.

Castel Ringberg Sauvignon 2013
Nice rich ripe style, solid varietal character without being too obvious.

Gewürztraminer 2014
Extremely fresh, textured but not fat, extremely oily or sweet.

Kastelaz Gewürztraminer 2013
Really fantastic, one of the best examples you are likely to find. Not fat or oily, focused with exceptional texture.

Pinot Nero 2013
Solid. Super solid. Fresh light and bright.

Ludwig Pinot Nero 2012
Denser sweeter dark fruit, more intense but still quite light and fresh, very classic in style. Oak there but not too oppressive.

Castel Ringberg Lagrein 2010
Slightly sweeter more oaky expression of the variety but still retaining that slight herbal spiciness.

Kermesse Cuvée 2011
Big wine, but very fresh, intense but not oaky. Bold tannins, lagrein makes a nice addition.

Karolina Walch with the Beyond the Clouds 2012

Karolina Walch with the Beyond the Clouds 2012

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Cantrina – Prowein 2015

Riné 2013
Bright aromatics, a bit floral, quite a bit of texture pithiness and some warmth.

Rosanoire 2014 pinot Nero
Very fresh light bright crunchy, sweet ripe tomato notes.

Valtenesi (Groppello) 2013
Light bright and a bit fruit sweet with a nice clean finish. Nice pinot alternative.


Cristina Inganni from Cantrina and myself


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Tenute Dettori – Prowein 2015

Tuderi 2007
Interestingly savoury chocolate salty notes, very supple fresh long, lovely finish builds on the back of the palate.

Ottomarzo 2011
Really interesting chocolate salty dried fish, tight crunchy fresh, bright bold light but concentrated.

Tenores 2010
Tight focused round intense, velvety ripe florals, some sweet fruits. The warmth is there but not overwhelming.

Dettori 2011 (pre-phylloxera vines)
Very subtle, shy on the nose, sweet dark fruits, super intense explosive on the palate, highs and lows, very complete, a lot fresher than the 2005.

Dettori 2011

Dettori 2011

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Prowein 2012, aka "The Business" – Dusseldorf, Germany

I’m not ashamed to admit that I am a Wine Trade Fair virgin. Way down in Australia we don’t have anything like this as it is not a big enough market for such a trade fair, and most of the market is dominated by six wine companies. The closest thing we have is individual distributors inviting their producers to show new release wines either once a year or every other year. Having visited Prowein 2012 I can say that this is preferable, as there are far less producers to see and I am familiar with them all. There is also the fact that I know many other attendees and can chat about the wines with them. Attending Prowein is a little bit like the edible room scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, except in that scene they knew what everything was and what they wanted to taste. I spent most of my time wandering around not knowing many of the producers and not knowing which were good enough to visit. It is amazing to see all of these big bright shiny stands, and the layout is generally clear and makes sense. There are a lot of stands for negociants and importers, so you sometimes stumble on Australian wines in the German hall, or French wines in the Spanish hall.

Shiny Prowein 2012

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