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see PalatinatePalatinate
, Ger. Pfalz, two regions of Germany. They are related historically, but not geographically. The Rhenish or Lower Palatinate (Ger.
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Just further north and slightly to the west, the Pfalz is bordered by mountains, Rheinhessen, the Rhine and the French region of Alsace.
The Kaiser's chemists analysed the bottle during the First World War and then it was hidden away again until going on display in the Pfalz Historical Museum in Speyer.
Pfalz might be quite away north, but it still gets plenty of balmy weather.
The warm summer days and cool nights, typical of the Pfalz region, provide just the right conditions to produce a grape with the right balance of ripe fruit flavours and acidity.
Best is St Ursula, Devil's Rock Riesling, Pfalz 1995 and 1996 (pounds 3.69, Sainsbury's), a crisp, fruity, rounded mouthful with hints of honey and grapefruit.