How does something new come about? Through connections, obviously! Or bonds, at least from a chemical perspective. But also interpersonally. Even economically – more on that later. First of all, here’s the oenological take: Riesling with Chardonnay, that’s…no, not like fire and water, but still a little like north and south, Johann Sebastian Bach and Miriam Makeba, Annegret and Rodrigo. It can all fit together. However, this requires several virtues at once: Tolerance and respect, tenacity, the art of living, expertise…and a whole lot of love. So it is no wonder that an all-rounder was born: The cuvée “v” has the melt of Chardonnay, the liveliness of Riesling, it looks well-balanced, and it’s never boring for a second. On the one hand, there is elegant acid thanks to the minerals, which drive all our receptors to peak performance. On the other hand, a gentle smile, in a good mood like a buttercream cake that heats up our pleasure sensors. The two together magically induce you to take the next sip. And another sip. All of a sudden, the bottle is empty: A wine for refined pietists and converted erotomaniacs. From here for everywhere.
Then there’s also the culinary aspect: It pairs well with pasta, loves Saltimbocca, but also scaloppine, supreme de volaille, even smoked fish, and baked goat cheese with tomatoes; it doesn’t even hesitate with salads. It goes with almost everything: It even goes with you, by yourself, in mid-March at 5:00 PM on the terrace or at the end of July from 11:30 PM to 1:45 AM. Or at the beginning of February, sometime, on the sofa. Then it whispers to you: “Hey … psst … what kind of face are you making over there? Watch out, I’m the start of something new. Look, it’s getting brighter!” How does something new come about? Let’s ask the mystics. Myein, that is to say close (your eyes), go together. Opaque processes? Black box? For laymen only. Philosophy has its terms: Unio mystica, the marriage of the divine and the human; coincidentia oppositorum, the clash of opposites. Wine people have different terms. The result? Enlightenment, of course! The path to higher knowledge is open to everyone. Let’s follow it. It’s a therapeutic process. What did “therapeutics” mean in Greek again? To help, heal. Precisely. Something new emerged here: A cuvée. In the past, it would have been called a blend.
Even Uli’s papa called it that. And he was against it. Until he tried the wine – and then served it on his 70th birthday. You learn something. All sorts of things come together. As with wine, you might even imagine a company: Two companies, many companies, established independently of one other, which eventually become one…and one day, they give their favorite customer a gift that is just like them. Two make one, and it’s greater than the sum of its parts. Higher harmony. Or just drinking pleasure. Don’t brood over it for too long. Bring up the bottle. Mmmmmm!