Laible Durbacher Plauelrain Riesling Trocken 2008

January 14, 2011
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
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Perfect with prawns.

Perfect with prawns.

Lunch yesterday with Francois van Zyl, winemaker at Laibach in Stellenbosch. We dined at Cuvée, the restaurant at near-by Simonsig, and Van Zyl bought a bottle of Riesling from Baden producer Laible. “A nice lunchtime wine,” as he put it.

Laibach was acquired in 1994 by the late German businessman Friederich Laibach and is now owned by his daughter and her husband. The Laibachs are friendly with the owners of Laible which is one reason why Laibach offers the Laible wines but Van Zyl offers another reason: “I’d rather drink Riesling than local Sauvingon Blanc, which are too expensive for what they are.”

Laibach offers a Kabinett at R129 a bottle, the Spätlese we drank at R149 a bottle and Spätlese Reserve at R179 a bottle. Our wine was full and fruity with an abv of 12.5%, relatively high for the variety. “Baden is further south than the Mosel, and the wines tend to be less extreme in style” remarked Van Zyl. It paired well with grilled Mozambican prawns with garden peas, pea-shoots and tamarind-caramel cream.

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