Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Walter Glatzer

6/24 Austrian Winemaker Walter Glatzer

@PioneerWineLvr

See what you missed at #SommChat on 6/24 as we chatted with German & Austrian Winemakers brought to us by Pioneer Wine Company.

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Here we go with Walter Glatzer! Thanks every1 for hanging with us. CHEERS! #summerofriesling #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Walter Glatzer- Q (pt1): Most people are familiar w/ #GrunerVeltliner from #Austria… cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Walter Glatzer- Q (pt2): …Explain the history of the Blaufrankish grape used in red varietals cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): Blaufrankish is a very old variety – it comes from mid/eastern Eur. somewhere. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): Its origins are somewhat in the dark still. We do know that centuries ago Blaufrankish was amongst Noble varieties #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): Reason we know is that in the old days, grape varieties were divided in2 the hunnish varieties, which were the lesser #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): and the Frankish varieties, which were the noble varieties #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Walter Glatzer- Q: What makes your area of #Austria so great for #redwine production? cc: @PioneerWineLvr #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): The area we’re based in is Carnuntum. Most imp. asset is favorable microclimate influenced by warm pannonian weather. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): This translates into high amt of days with sunshine & very warm summers, favorable autumn. #Austria #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): Another asset are the soils, which are very often gravel-ly with top soils of loess & loam #Austria #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Walter Glatzer- Q: What were some the challenges you faced with your 2010 #vintage? cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): 2010 was an extremely challenging vintage – 1 of the coolest in the last 50 yrs #Austria #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): The most difficult part was the flowering period – we had rain before, during, & after flowering. #Austria #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): Due to this we lost approximately 1/4 of the potential fruit. In July, we had 3 wks of hot weather & that was abt it #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): After that, it remained cool for most of the rest of the year. We also had quite a bit of rain. #Austria #Wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): What saved us was the cool weather in Fall, which kept infections low. #Austria #Wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): 2010 is going to be fruit driven, med weight vintage for #redwines, which offers drinking pleasure & med term aging #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q Walter Glatzer: When not drinking your own #wines, what do you find yourself drinking? cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SummerofRiesling #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Glatzer): Im a fan of many diff #wine styles from #champagne to #german wines to #burgundy & #bordeaux. In US I love #cocktails #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): That’s all with Walter Glatzer – Great answers! THANK YOU! Next up – Georg Rumpf! #German #wine #SummerofRiesling #SommChat

#SommChat with German Winemaker Georg Rumpf

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Georg Rumpf- Q: What do you see as the biggest challenge facing the next generation of #German #winemakers? cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Rumpf): I think the biggest challenge that we keep going in the style of #winemaking that we’ve done for the last 100 yrs #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Rumpf): There should still be room for innovations – we shouldnt have closed doors & should be open-minded #wine #german #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Rumpf): Big challenge is that we should produce wines that are easy to understand that ppl just enjoy #german #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Georg Rumpf- Q: What sets the #wines from the #Nahe apart from the Rheingau, #Mosel ect.? cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SummerRiesling #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Rumpf): I believe there arent such huge differences if u compare the #nahe to the Rheingau & #mosel #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Rumpf): The #nahe #wines prob compare to the freshness of the #Mosel wines, with great complexity of the Rheingau & Pfalz wines #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Rumpf): 1 big diff is in #nahe there are many new good producers who are willing to go new ways & combine w/ traditional styles #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Georg Rumpf- Q: What do you think #sommeliers in #Texas can do to better promote #German #wines? cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Rumpf): I think they are already doing a great job! #sommelier #wine #german #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): Participate in @SummerRiesling! RT @keepercoll: A (Rumpf): I think they are already doing a great job! #sommelier #wine #german #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Georg Rumpf- Q: Who do you most respect in the #wine industry? cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Rumpf): For me it’s hard to say bc there are 2 producers in germany that are in the Theise portfolio that really do a great job #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Rumpf): 1st is Herman Donnhoff, the other is Josi Leitz. Theyre both really down 2 earth & friendly guys w/ such great success #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Rumpf): Also, my Dad – he’s influenced me probably most in my style of #winemaking #german #wine #summerofriesling #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): YUP! RT @keepercoll: 1st is Herman Donnhoff, the other is Josi Leitz. Really down 2 earth & friendly guys w/ such great success #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Georg Rumpf- Q: When not drinking your own #wines, what do you find yourself drinking? cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SummerofRiesling #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Rumpf): What i need is my own cow in the fridge! I have probably 1.5 L of fresh milk everyday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Rumpf): I really enjoy Schorle -its a blend of bone dry #riesling & high sparkling water. the most refreshing drink on hot day! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Rumpf): Kinda like a #Riesling Spritzer!! #summerofriesling #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Many thanks to Georg Rumpf! I think many ppl will try a ” #Riesling Spritzer” soon! Time for Johannes Selbach now… Here we go! #SommChat

@pioneerwinelvr (Matt Harrington): Best idea of the day! RT @keepercoll: Many thanks to Georg Rumpf! I think many ppl will try a ” #Riesling Spritzer” soon! #sommchat

#SommChat with German Winemaker Johannes Selbach

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Johannes Selbach- Q: What is the most defining characteristic of #wines from the #mosel? Cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SummerRiesling #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Selbach): Purity of flavors from “crunchy” #Riesling fruit & minerality from the slate soil #wine #SummerofRiesling #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Selbach): A mouthful of flavor coupled with crisp acidity & a relatively light “load” of #alcohol #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): RT @keepercoll: A(Selbach):Purity of flavors from “crunchy” #Riesling fruit& minerality from the slate soil #wine #SummerofRiesling #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Johannes Selbach- Q: Have you noticed any extreme changes in climate in the #Mosel in the last 20 years? cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Selbach): No extreme changes though the summers have gotten warmer & the max temperature during heat spikes has risen #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): OMG Porn for somms #sommchat with Johannes Selbach “A mouthful of flavor coupled with crisp acidity & a relatively light “load”" Awesome!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Johannes Selbach- Q: What are your thoughts about the proposed motorway through the #Mosel? cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Selbach): Sad, sad story of unnecessary monstrous building- an eye-sore; destroys some beautiful landscape & recreational land #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Selbach): Fortunately, it only cuts through “B” Class #vineyards. The better sites aren’t touched. #germany #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Johannes Selbach- Q: What do you wish other winemakers in the #Mosel would stop doing? cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Selbach): Stop trying to prove that the #Mosel can also make “big” #wines. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Johannes Selbach- Q: When not drinking your own #wines, what do you find yourself drinking? cc: @PioneerWineLvr #SummerofRiesling #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Selbach): Anything good that’s not wearing make-up & is true to where it comes from. #wine #SummerofRiesling #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Selbach): Very flexible drinking patterns depending on mood, #food, & company. #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Selbach): I enjoy well-made “little” #wines while I certainly also appreciate the rare, much sought-after “classics”. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A (Selbach): Above all, I’m a wine drinker, not worshiper. #wine #quote #SommChat

@pioneerwinelvr (Matt Harrington): Well said! RT @keepercoll: A (Selbach): Above all, I’m a wine drinker, not worshiper. #wine #quote #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Thanks to Johannes for incredibly insightful stuff! You have many fans out there! #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Thanks to everyone for a great chat – hope you learned something about #german & #austrian #wines – I know we did! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Rumpf, Glatzer, & Selbach – not a bad afternooon! CHEERS! #summerofriesling #SommChat

@pioneerwinelvr (Matt Harrington): RT I’ll say! Cheers! @keepercoll: Rumpf, Glatzer, & Selbach – not a bad afternooon! CHEERS! #summerofriesling #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Dont forget to join us Wed. 11AM CST for regularly scheduled #SommChat – This week @JoeCampanale will be joining us! See ya then! #SommChat

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