The Thanisch estate dates back to 1650 and thrives today under the direction of Sofia Thanisch. The slatey Badstaube vineyard rises steeply behind the town of Bernkastel on the picturesque Mosel Valley. The old, un-grafted Riesling vines yield one of the greatest white wines of Germany.
Characterful Riesling from the steeply sloping vineyards of the middle Nahe region. The vines grow in stony, weathered volcanic soils , with certain amounts of slate and quartzite. Fermented and matured in stainless steel vats. An off-dry wine, very typical of the fabulous Donnhoff estate.
The sloping vineyards of the Leistenberg are characterised predominantly by clay slate soils. This dry, blackish-grey slate is perfect for producing superbly elegant wines. The characterful dry Riesling wines from these soils are therefore named after this ancient rock. Tonschiefer translates as clay slate.
Dreissigacker owns vineyards in the Rheinhessen which is currently undergoing what might be termed a ‘Rheinhessen revival’ with winemaker Jochen at its forefront. Jochen‘s wines all have Organic certification and he also uses Biodynamic methods for much of his estate.
Translates as “as if it were a piece of me”, a small parcel of Gunderloch`s Nackenheimer Rothenberg vineyard has been converted to biodynamics with this wine the result. Its success or failure determining whether the remainder of land will be converted. The experiments aren’t restricted to the vineyard.
Light in colour with green hues, it is fruity and elegant on the nose, with aromas of ripe fruits and a hint of lime peel. On the palate it is elegant, well-balanced with flavours of yellow and green fruit, and a long finish.
Cuvee from Rothenberg, Pettenthal and Hipping. Harvest takes place in the middle of October in the lower terraces. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and after a certain time of aging on the fine lees, the wine is filled early in spring.
Proof that German Pinot is a serious contender (actually now the 3rd biggest grower of Pinot Noir in the world ). Beautiful display of classic ruby colours, cherry and raspberry like flavours and aromas. A hint of oak from the barrique barrel ageing, well balanced, soft acidity and ripe finish. Well worth investigating.
Tres Naris Riesling is bright yellow in colour with tiny hints of green. The wine has aromas of fresh hay and yellow fruits. The medium bodied palate is fresh and invigorating, with lively acidity to balance the full, ripe fruit on the long, juicy finish.
Bright yellow in colour, the ‘Generations‘ Riesling is aromatic on the nose with notes of peach, honey and ripe apple. The palate is round and fairly full in body with excellent intensity of stone fruit and mineral character.
Dr Bürklin-Wolf`s signature Riesling is made from the estate`s vineyards at the foothills of the Pfalz. This wine has a full, rich bouquet of ripe apple, pear and apricot. The stone fruit flavours continue on the palate with a refreshing streak of acidity and strong flavours of lime; the key characteristic of the riesling grape variety.
Rich and full-bodied pleasure of Riesling at its best with comparatively little residual sugar. Hence a perfect main course wine, not a pudding wine. Juicy and fresh expression of peaches and dried apricots, great ageing potential.