1937 Silvaner & Riesling Auslese, Nahe, Germany
A once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history, a pre WWII wine from the year of 1937.
Ideal for an 80th Birthday. The wine comes with a certificate of authenticity signed from the wine maker and two of his sons.
The wine is still drinking well (Tasted March 2017) although it is not sweet like a modern German Auslese and it drinks surprisingly freah.
Email from Herr Alfred Schafer about the recorking clinic that took place at the winery in 1970.
'Yes the 1937 is still a good wine. In 1970 we only opened the old bottles, filled them again completely and recorked the old bottles with new corks. The same they do with old, valuable French wines. The residual sugar does not change in quantity, but as the wine matures it tastes less and less sugary sweet. It just becomes a part of the wine. But it certainly keeps the wine fresh,or drinkable and even enjoyable,especially when you consider the time span.'