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Bei einem Wagnerfan zu Hause BürgerspitalIn a Bocksbeutel, of course, decorated with the Wagner Festival House of Bayreuth. A special wine that was poured for me here - by a Wagner fan. A bit fattening as an aperitif, although elegant, finesse-richly sweet, with a fine sweetness-acidity play. At this moment, it is mainly about Richard Wagner and the festival venue Beyreuth and less about the wine. And yet: the wine can certainly keep up with the Wagnerian culture. Admittedly, the light sweetness doesn't quite want to go with Wagner's felt, content-heavy music, and it's not a Götterdämmerung either. But a wine that emphasises harmony so much - and this Riesling does - fits Wagner all the same. But I don't venture out on branches with music - and certainly not with the sworn Wagner community. Moreover, I am not a lover of fine wines, although I certainly recognise and appreciate their quality. But the magnificent location of the Bürgerspital vineyards alone and, of course, the history of the traditional winery - including the clean, perfect vinification - always arouse my interest FestspielhausAnd when I even read the following anecdotal story on the winery's homepage, I am not only reconciled with Wagner and the wine, I am even thrilled that wine can always be a carrier of stories and culture: "At first, the wines serve to supply their own needs. In 1598, the hospital residents, both men and women, were given a measure - 1.22 litres - of wine every day. If the residents behave insubordinately, the hospital mixes water into their wine as a punishment. If the improprieties go too far, the wine ration is cut off - a draconian lesson. Soon, the Bürgerspital finances its charitable undertakings from the proceeds of the vineyard, agriculture and property management." But today's Bürgerspital immediately reassures us: "Fortunately, the strictness of the authorities has long since disappeared. The Bürgerspital is a place for young and old connoisseurs". I'm already one of the older connoisseurs, but I'm definitely one of the connoisseurs. Also with this wine. Its light apricot and peach aroma, the typicality (what a fashionable word!) of a Riesling and the unobtrusive, light sweetness I can definitely appreciate and recognise. In any case, the wine wonderfully inspired our conversations - not (only) about Wagner. What more can you expect from a wine?