2014 Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett Trocken Rheingau

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PhilW
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2014 Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett Trocken Rheingau

Post by PhilW » 13:44 Mon 06 Jun 2016

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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PhilW
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Re: 2014 Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett Trocken Rheingau

Post by PhilW » 13:45 Mon 06 Jun 2016

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

Post by PhilW » 13:49 Mon 06 Jun 2016

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.

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Re: 2014 Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett Trocken Rheingau

Post by CaliforniaBrad » 14:06 Mon 06 Jun 2016

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

Post by AW77 » 20:36 Tue 07 Jun 2016

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.
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Re: 2014 Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett Trocken Rheingau

Post by flash_uk » 00:05 Wed 08 Jun 2016

Andre! Where have you been? :D

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