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2014 Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett Trocken Rheingau

Posted: 13:44 Mon 06 Jun 2016
by PhilW
From some recently purchased rieslings, this bottle had a very unusual neck and unusual enclosure which I thought worthy of posting.
The neck had a series of long thin facets/flutes all the way around, with a pair of rims near the top, and appeared to have an odd cap.
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Re: 2014 Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett Trocken Rheingau

Posted: 13:45 Mon 06 Jun 2016
by PhilW
On removing the plastic cap, this turned out to be only a cover, with a glass stopper underneath.
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Re: 2014 Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett Trocken Rheingau

Posted: 13:49 Mon 06 Jun 2016
by PhilW
The stopper had a rubber seal, as well as being marked with the maker.
This is the only bottle I've seen with a glass stopper, and with an unusual neck design.
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Perhaps most importantly, the wine was also very good, though I don't have my tasting note with me; I'll add that later.

Re: 2014 Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett Trocken Rheingau

Posted: 14:06 Mon 06 Jun 2016
by CaliforniaBrad
I've noticed Vollrads had moved to the glass closure on their more affordable bottles. Their higher end stuff isn't available locally, so I can't say if they did so across their range.

I've never had a bad bottle sealed this way, and the handful of Finger Lakes Pinots and Rieslings I've aged over the short term (up to 5 years) have all shown nicely, so I don't mind them at all. In fact, they often make it easier to recap a bottle and put it in the fridge without having an extra inch or two of cork to contend with to squeeze it onto a shelf. A double win!


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Re: 2014 Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett Trocken Rheingau

Posted: 20:36 Tue 07 Jun 2016
by AW77
We had a similar discussion before:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8774&hilit=closure

They're calld Vinolok: http://vinolok.cz/en/home/

August Eser use a similar shaped bottle for one of their wines:
http://www.august-eser-weinshop.de/epag ... oducts/367

So a shape like this might be fashionable in the Rheingau with some wineries.

I'm glad you liked it. I'm looking forward to hear how you liked the rest of your order.

Re: 2014 Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett Trocken Rheingau

Posted: 00:05 Wed 08 Jun 2016
by flash_uk
Andre! Where have you been? :D