Horst Sauer & André Macionga Es Ist Wie Es Ist 2015 Cuvée, Franken, Germany

Rating: 90/100

André Macionga, a German sommelier, named 2013 «sommelier of the yr» F.A.Z. and 2017 «host of the yr» within the Gault & Millau information has all the time had a ardour for diving into the world of flavors.

With chosen winegrowers, André makes and sells wine he likes to drink and advocate.

The vineyard Weingut Horst Sauer, within the Franconian city of Escherndorf and one of the crucial awarded in Germany (2017 Gault Millau ‘winegrower of the yr’) created this fifth version of the ‘Est Ist Wie Es Ist’ wine with this 2015 classic, as part of the André Macionga Cuvée Assortment.

Tasting Notes

This German white is available in a moderately intense amber-yellow shade, shiny and clear, however with a shocking darkish yellow with orange and golden hues shade for a younger wine.

The nostril confirms we’re right here with a wine made with ripe white grapes and a frivolously oxidative profile, moderately than a youthful grassy and reductive one.

There’s a wealth of layered tropical fruit aromas, dried pineapple and ripe mango, some blond raisin with floral honey and beeswax tones. Add refined candy spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, with a touch of white pepper. The profile of a late harvest wine however delivered with class and restraint. The wine appears to open up over time and develop its taste. Open half hour previous to serving.

The palate reveals a really tender and spherical wine, with a recent and crisp acidity balanced by a spherical physique and solely hints of residual sugars.

Flavors bursts in your mouth with intense pineapple and ginger, some litchi and elderflower. Clearly considerably like a late harvest or a botrytis wine like a Sauternes however delivered in a dry-style and fresh-tasting profile.

Silky phenolics amplify the general nice impression of smoothness. They evolve in direction of the end right into a slight oaky bitterness, just like the imperceptible and gratifying bitterness of caramel, and a salivating salty really feel. I assume there’s a sense of salty buttery caramel style to this wine, though once more, delivered on a dry background.

The end may be very lengthy and layered, opulently full of oak, candy spices, honey and wax, and beneficiant tropical notes.


A shocking but very gratifying white wine, clearly coming with its personal rather-unique type. Wealthy and ripe within the fruity flavors it presents, it has clearly been rounded up and complexified by an plentiful barely oxidative oak therapy. The result’s utter-smooth and layered but retaining freshness and finesse in its expression.

A wine to expertise then that is…

Get pleasure from 🙂

Julien Miquel

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