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The Oeno File: 2002 Bert Simon Serrig Herrenberg Riesling Auslese

Sometimes good things must come to an end. That’s the case with winemaker Bert Simon, who decided to retire and sell his vineyards a few years ago after his children showed no interest in continuing his wine business.
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By Chris Gill

Sometimes good things must come to an end. That’s the case with winemaker Bert Simon, who decided to retire and sell his vineyards a few years ago after his children showed no interest in continuing his wine business. Simon sold his remaining stock for closeout prices, and if you can find a bottle of one of his wines be sure to snatch it up, as they are incredible values at their current prices.

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Simon’s Herrenberg vineyard is located on steep banks overlooking the Saar River. This 2002 Riesling is an off-dry wine that’s almost sweet enough to be a dessert wine, offering concentrated lime and white flowers on the palate, with some mineral and petroleum jelly on the finish. At only 8% alcohol you could call it a “diet” wine, but it certainly doesn’t taste light or wimpy.

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