Fellbacher Weingartner Trollinger
Review by Eric Tansey, CSW, Somm1 This wine made from the Trollinger grape is a soft red wine that is starbright and translucent. Bright aromas of raspberry and cherry lift from the glass while more subtle, terroir-driven aromas of wet stone and slate are found when you sink your nose deep into the glass. On the palate the wine is very light with very easily identified characteristics. On the tip of the palate the Maraschino Cherry and sharp raspberry characteristics are unmistakable. On the mid palate there is a very stony terroir thing going on, followed by zippy acidity and black cherry (like those you find in black cherry ice cream). The bright acidity in the wine mixed with the raspberry and cherry fruit characteristics, gives this wine a real zip and zang. This is a wonderful style of wine to pair with a summer lunch or early dinner. A perfect summer red that benefits from being slightly chilled. Cheers!
Tansey’s Blind Review – 90 Points
No other reviews found in 2016
Wine Selection – Fellbacher Lammler Trollinger
Producer – Fellbacher Weingartne
Varietals – Trollinger
Region – Lemmler, in the wine region of Wurttemberg, in the area of Fellbach
Alcohol – 12.5%
Oak – Stainless steel
Food Pairing – Turkey, chicken, soft cheese, and wurst platter
What is Trollinger?
Trollinger is a grape varietal that is most commonly associated with Wurttemberg, a wine region that is classified as an Anbaugebiet located in southwest Germany. The grape produces wine that is similar to Beaujolais style wines made from the Gamay grape. Highly aromatic wines that are light in body and are perfect for summertime “go to” reds. These wines also pair great with the typical American Thanksgiving feast. Trollinger wines are highly regarded by the locals of Wurttemberg Germany and they take great pride in the varietal and the wine that it produces. They are not highly exported wines and mostly consumed in Wurttemberg so when you come across one you should snatch it up. They are priced in the $10-$20 price range. This style of wine benefits greatly from the right food pairing and/or served at the right time in the right place. Try these wines chilled on a hot summer day with a fantastic deli sub while picnicking in the mountains. Take a picture and share it with us on any social media platform! #Tanseyreviews . Eric Tansey, CSW, Somm1
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