Ortega

Ortega’s winter-hardy character has allowed this grape to be successfully grown in British Columbia, and with limited success in Canada’s eastern province of Nova Scotia. This German cross of Muller Thurgau and Siegerrebe is primarily used to enhance Riesling in poor vintages in the Rheinhessen region of Germany. On its own, it can produce rich, flowery, peachy wines, with high natural sugar levels. However, its generally low acidity and its susceptibility to fungal diseases and coulure have limited its use.

“I see nothing. I hear nothing. I know nothing.” Ortega, your sweet nature is laudable, but you are easily taken advantage of by sharper minds. How many times will you sit obligingly in the freezing Canadian winter, only to see others, like Riesling, get the Icewine credit? Simple as you may be, everyone enjoys your peachy attitude. Your sweet temperament is adored, and your willingness to work overrides your low aptitude. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Weingut Ernst Bretz Ortega Trockenbeerenauslese 2001

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    When ever I travel to Germany I always take time to stop at this family Weingut. I have bought wine here from 3 Generations of Bretz family. Excellent Product! Read More

    Wine review by Wetdawg1


  • Anselmann Ortega Trockenbeerenauslese 2006

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    Tasted towards the end of a rather grand outdoor dinner that included multiple bottles of wine. This wine is certainly likable and easily worth the price. However, it is far from my favorite dessert wine. It had all the honey and apricot flavors that I liked, but it was a tad "syrupy." It could have used more acid. US$19.99 at Trader Joe's. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Anselmann Ortega Trockenbeerenauslese 2006

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    Wine review by EMark


  • I'm a bachelor again this weekend.  So, in order to make sure I did ... 2006 Trockenbeerenauslese Ortega Pfalz--$19.99 (U.S.).I've only had one or two TBAs in my life and they were much more expensive than $20 (for a half-bottle).  So, I added it to my cart.Does anybody know anything about this wine?The first thing that struck me was the price... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Anselmann Trockenbeerenauslese


  • Disapointed with my search results for Temecula. Most were from 2010...Anyway, we are going on a family vacation in the area and I need some assistance in choosing a few wineries to hit.  Most of my research so far has been the wineries' websites, which are obviously biased.  However, based on this I am thinking about Doffo, Wiens, and Wilson Cr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Temecula in July


  • Earlier this week, we wrapped up our focus on Tempranillo wines with a final ... ... Prize Winner2. 2004 Ortega Fournier Alfa Crux - Argentina3. 2008 Dinastia Vivanco 4 Varietales - Rioja4. 2004 Bodegas Riojanas Monte Real Gran Reserva - Rioja5. 2008 Pago de loss Capellanes Tinto Crianza - Ribera del Duero6. 2006 Conde de Valdemar Reserva - R... Read More

    From the article Catching up with Tempranillo


  • Having made my plans to visit the European Wine Bloggers Conference in ... the ... the rest of the lineup: Dry Ortega, Musar, Pinotage, and more recent posts about Slovenian and Istrian wines. Regardless, blogs like Simon's are a wonderful resource to have, introducing and educating people about wines that may be hard to find and fall outside ... Read More

    From the article The Morning Claret


  • Rosenthal Cabernet Sauvignon Malibu Estate Newton Canyon 2004

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    88 points.This wines aroma is sweet and lush with a ripe berry component and an ... grilled, slightly blackened Ortega chilies. Theres tons of minerality to this wine, especially toward the finish, and its ability to capture the essence of its environment is very interesting to me. A well made, restrained Cabernet, this is a wine worth trying.S... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth


  • *If you have zero interest in reading about a Brooklyn Wine Shop then feel free ... Schloss Muhlenhof’s Ortega U. 100 percent Siegerrebe Berrenauslese ’99 from the Rheinhessen is a veritable supercalifragilisticexpialidocious of dessert wines. Said moniker could only be endowed upon a Siegerrebe. Siegerrebe, just rolls of the tongue now doesn’t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Courting a New Wine Shop


  • Schafer & Sohn Ortega Beerenauslese St. Johanner Geyersberg 1999

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    A fun find at the local MGM. I was looking for something a bit unusual to drink for a party. This 99 aged well and opened up within a few minutes with a heady dose of fig, honey and rich floral notes. Heavy mouthfeel that coats palate for a long lasting experience from this beauty. Structure is superbly balance with plenty of acid balance th... Read More

    Wine review by oldiebutgoodie


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