Teutonic Wines For Summertime
It’s summertime and it’s time for the Teutonic Chronic!!! If you’re feeling wild and adventurous and want to expand on your wine horizons look no further than the challenging wines that Teutonic Wine Company creates! Barnaby is the man with the plan.
It’s summertime and it’s time for the Teutonic Chronic!!!
A little backdrop
In 2002 Barnaby was the wine buyer at Papa Haydn Restaurant in Portland’s southeast location. An importer of German wine came in and showed him 14 different Rieslings from the Mosel. Barnaby bought all 14 and from there started one of the largest German wine lists in Portland.
The night he had bought the 14 Rieslings Barnaby rushed home and told his wife that he needed to learn how to make wines that are as expressive to terroir as the wines he had tasted that day.
The wine terroir is Oregon and his most extreme example of representing place is his latest Rauchwein. Rauchwein literally means smoked wine and the grapes in this vintage (Merlot pressed off the skins and fermented as a white wine) are kissed by the smoke of the Columbia Gorge fires. It’s clean and pure with a faint but devious Mezcal finish. Next, hit up his super savory Candied Mushroom Riesling. It sits on its skins for four days!!!
The skin contact lends the flavor to its name and once you taste it can understand why it’s the Umami Tsunami. He’s definitely one mad scientist in the winemaking industry.
At the end of the day
But at the end of the day, he’s a simple man that loves his Old Crow bourbon and jamming to the band Lettuce!