A very impressive Pinot for the price. Mature ruby in colour with a spicy, floral, plum nose and nicely integrated oak. Medium-bodied and dry with plum and cherry flavours finishing on ripe tannins. Very Burgundian in style.
Aromas of apple, citrus and mineral, fresh with great purity. Rich flavours of apples, citrus and spice with juicy acidity that balances the residual sweetness. Finishes long, refreshing and minerally. A fantastic value and great match with Asian cuisine, spicy food and schnitzel.
Super value here. Very pale straw in colour with a minerally, honeyed, citrus nose. Light-bodied (8.5% alcohol) and off-dry, featuring honey and grapefruit flavours with a mineral thread.
Bischöfliche Weinguter Trier cultivates approximately 95 hectares of vineyard, among them some of Mosel, Saar and Ruwer’s most legendary sites and almost entirely planted to Riesling. Petrol and sulphur open this Mosel Riesling, characterized “dry” but with evident RS. Fermented in stainless, where it spends a few months on lees before bottling, this is a light, simple, dry-ish (9 g/l RS) Riesling, filled with lemon tart and white peach, and which finishes with an efficient snap. Drink now.
Mid-sweet with pear gummies, red apples and a firm grip provided by the steep, blue slate soils of the Lower Mosel and the prickly pepper spiciness of the Middle Mosel. Juicy, bright and easy, this is a fresh entry-level Riesling to introduce you to the textures of the Mosel — at a great price.
This trocken Burg Ravensburg is a VDP Orstwein, noted to be from superior soils and a village’s best vineyards. The producer has been making wine since 1251, so they have some practice. A warm rush of medicinal white cherry and lemon prickle the palate, as well as a swig of sulphur. The palate is lined with a dense layer of lemon before crunchy pear and thistles close out the punchy finish. Potent and direct Riesling, packing a lot of intensity into a 12.5 degree frame. Can easily take on assertive pork dishes.
Named in honour of the 50th degree of latitude that runs through the Rheingau, this is a juicy, easy and approachable wine. Classic nose of honeyed pear, apricot, peach blossom and light nectarine, with just a slight fuzzy grip around the edges. There’s an underlay of waxy, petrol sheen, typical of Rheingau, and a pithy clementine that lingers on the appropriately bitter finish.