Belgian royals love Riesling from Germany
Royals show interest in viticulture
After talks about the ecological change and a factory visit of the BASF Ludwigshafen am Rhein, the Belgian guests were interested in the challenges of viticulture. Therefore, the economic talks with the state government of Rhineland-Palatinate were followed by a visit to the wine-growing region of Palatinate.
During a walk on the Deidesheimer Hohlgasse plateau between the famous Kalkofen and Hohenmorgen vineyards, the royal couple enjoyed the view of Deidesheim and the Rhine plain.
King Philippe tastes and buys Riesling
The couple then took part in a wine tasting in the cellar of Winning's winery. Managing Director Stephan Attmann presented, among other things, a Riesling from the Forster Ungeheuer site (Großes Gewächs) and a Riesling Ozyetra from the Pechstein.
According to DIE RHEINPFALZ, truffled beetroot with gratinated goat's cheese was served for dinner in the evening, then venison with porcini mushrooms and homemade noodles. For dessert followed a small warm chocolate cake and a cassis sorbet with a poached pear in white port. In addition, dry Riesling wines from the Mäushöhle and Herrgottsacker sites and, to top it all off, a 2019 Scheurebe Beerenauslese.
German language, source: DIE RHEINPFALZ), inkl Videos