“To read between the lines – the rows of vines – is like poetry to me. I am inspired by the moods, fragrances, and experiences that I encounter in the vineyard throughout the year” says Johannes Hasselbach of Gunderloch. Two vineyard parcels on the Roter Hang in particular have taken a special place in his heart and their character traits have been united in a wine named “Als wär’s ein Stück von mir” (as if it were a piece of me). Wine from young vines in the top site Nackenheimer Rothenberg has been blended with that from a parcel of 35-year-old vines to create a tautly strung wine with extraordinary aromatic expression. “My Riesling combines light-footedness with precision as an aromatic young wine and should have solid potential to express its inherent mineral character, spice, and persistence as it ages and further develops.”
"For “A piece of me” we decided to push an imaginary Reset-button and look back how the grandparents made wine. The focus lies on the grapes and we want to use every part of it (eg. long maceration time on fully crushed grapes up to 72 hours; minimal clarification; natural yeast fermentation; long time on lees) but also we want to make sure not to loose or alter anything (no artificial yeasts; no fining; no aromatization of any kind). This is only possible if we focus 100% on the vineyards and carefully select only 100% healthy grapes."
Heavier and deeper slate producing rich textured assertive wines. A vibrant explosive wine perfectly balanced with pure peach fruits and a lively minerality.
The best alcohol-free Riesling in Germany according to the Berlin Daily Mirror (Tagesspiegel), coming first out of a tasting of 40 non-alcoholic wines.
Despite only having a fews years as a winery under their belt, Bibo Runge are an outfit that's going somewhere, and in a hurry. 2016 saw Stuart Pigott award them ‘Discovery of the Year’, after only a year or two in operation
Hargardun is a single vineyard wine, its name coming from the old spelling of the local town, Hallgarten. After gentle pressing in a basket press the juice was cooled and put into 1200l barrels where it took 6-8 months for the spontaneous fermentation to complete. The result is powerful and multi-faceted, a Riesling of real power and depth.
"Great concentration and there should be plenty of complexity in years to come." 17 points Richard Hemming MW for www.jancisrobinson.com
Despite being a relatively ‘young’ producer, Bibo Runge are an outfit that's going somewhere, and in a hurry. 2016 saw Stuart Pigott award them ‘Discovery of the Year’, after only a year or two in operation
Typical of this producer this is a sharp and clean wine expressing the perfect harmony of bright fruit and linear acidity. A great aperitif and delicious with fusion cuisine.Bibo Runge
Despite being a relatively young winery, Bibo Runge are an outfit that's going somewhere, and in a hurry. 2016 saw Stuart Pigott award them ‘Discovery of the Year’, after only a year or two in operation
As a new winery Bibo Runge are using new casks (between 600l and 2400l) which lends an extra dimension to their wines that you don't find from wineries whose casks are decades, if not centuries, old. When you combine this with hand harvesting, the very gentle use of a basket press, and incredibly long, spontaneous, fermentations, you get something different and glorious. The wines are multi-layered, the bright Riesling fruit supported and elevated by the subtle textural elements supplied by the barrel.
The KLEINER REVOLUZZER captivates with an intense aroma. Apricot and mango notes rise from the glass. On the palate it is rich, intense and fresh. - Konstantin Baum, Master of Wine
Riesling (70%) and Gewürztraminer (30%) combined in an explosive cuvée made following biodynamic principles. Enlivened by the aromas of tropical fruit, underlaid with spice and citrus notes. Very appealing on the palate, complex with the freshness of Riesling and the juicy aroma of Gewürztraminer.
Modern and appealing dry German Riesling. Delicately floral with citrus and light flinty aromas. The palate is pure with green apple, refreshing citrus acidity, stony minerality and good length.
Alexander Pflüger assumed the reins from his father in 2010. It’s been in the family for generations and certified organic since 1989; it’s been biodynamic since 2008. The family have a passion for their terroir and this is reflected in the elegant, classic structure of this Riesling. It has lemon, green apple and white peach, clearly delineated minerality and excellent fruit/acid balance.
Silvaner is a variety that has a lot to say, but you have to listen carefully. This wine from Horst Sauer's ‘Grosses Gewachs’ or grand cru sites is powerful, yet understated ... the ultimate expression of the minerality from this horrifyingly vertiginous single vineyard ‘am Lumpen’ vineyard.
The Riesling grapes are sourced from vineyard sites near the village of Kasel in the Ruwer valley - characterised by loose slate soils. They are hand-picked, undergo selection, and then are fermented in small stainless steel tanks. The wine rests for a few months on its fine lees, before bottling the spring following the harvest.
Vibrant aromas of stone fruit and ripe citrus with a bright and zesty palate of lime and grapefruit notes supported by a good mineral backbone and lengthy finish. Has the potential to age over several years.
Elegant and classical Riesling scent, paired with aromas of tropical fruits. Green apples and citrus, pineapple and melon. Excellent balance of sweetness and acidity.
Pinot Noir (in Germany known as Spätburgunder) from the “Nussdorfer Bischofskreuz” site comes from roughly ffteen year old vines which are rooted in sandy clay soil. The grapes are a particularly small and loose berry variant of the classic Pinot Noir which is lower in yield but higher in quality. The use of chemicals in the vineyard is kept to a minimum and insecticides are not used. An ecological nutrient cycle is attained using green manure.
Delicate Blanc de Noir made from Pinot Noir. A short contact between juice and skins has resulted in a wonderful, delicate rose colour. Aromas of quince and red berries on the nose, elegant structure and refreshing acidity in the mouth.
Characterful Riesling from the steeply sloping vineyards of the middle Nahe region. The vines grow in stony, weathered volcanic soils of porphyry and melaphyr in particular, with certain amounts of slate.
A dry Riesling wine, very typical of the estate. Wonderfully fresh and well defined, elegant with a tingling minerality. A delicious wine for every day with moderate alcohol and very soothing acidity.
Mouthwatering stone fruit, lemon, herbs, a hint of passion fruit and subtle notes of gooseberry. The grapes chosen for this wine are from Oliver's oldest and finest vines.
Sweetheart is a bold sweet wine made from late harvested and very ripe Sauvignon Blanc grapes – fermented spontaneously before they were exposed to the cold January “open air”. The wine is fruity,exotic and spicy with a refned acidity and fruit sweetness.
Blazing red and insanely steep, the Ürziger Würzgarten (ERTS-ih-ger VERTS-gar-ten) vineyard fills the picturesque amphitheater formed by this dramatic bend in the river. It produces wines with exotic, spicy aromas that are bursting with tropical fruit flavors. The estate’s oldest vines are found here.
Intensely fruity, floral nectar hits the palate, there's vibrant acidity set against sweet tangy flavours of tangerine, peach and honey.
100% Riesling with Balanced style. Light, dynamic, modern and typical “Rhinefront” aromas of stone-fruits paired with its distinct minerality. The grapes for this wine grow in the area of the Rhinefront and a combination of different soils make this wine simply enjoyable. Main soil types are red slate and clay.
Dornfelder is the most successful German red grape. It is a crossing developed in 1955 at the Weinsberg Wine School, and was named after the founder of the Wine School. Villa Wolf Dornfelder is a fruity, medium-bodied red wine with flavors of plums and cherries balanced by velvety tannins. It has an intense color and pairs well with a wide variety of foods.
This has full ripe Pinot Gris spiciness on the nose, with a lovely lemon lift, it is medium weight but with a full stony impact on the palate where it is long and satisfying with good acidity.
Pale cherry red colour. There’s an attractive herby, savoury, mineral character to the nose which shows some lightly aromatic red cherry fruit. The palate has a smooth, elegant sort of fruitiness, with a hint of grippy spiciness backing up the red cherry fruits, as well as a trace of undergrowthy complexity. A light, attractive Pinot of real character.
This medium-bodied fruity Riesling has lovely flavours of peach and stone fruit, with a hint of apricot. Nicely balanced acidity gives it a juicy grip. It is an excellent match for classic continental-style cooking, especially with dishes that feature freshwater fish, chicken and pork.