GERMANY

German wine is primarily produced in the west of Germany, along the river Rhine and its tributaries, with the oldest plantations going back to the Roman era. Approximately 60 percent of the German wine production is situated in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, where 6 of the 13 regions (Anbaugebiete) are situated. Germany as the eighth largest wine-producing country in the world. White wine accounts for almost two thirds of the total production. Among enthusiasts, Germany's reputation is primarily based on wines made from the Riesling grape variety, which at its best is used for aromatic, fruity and elegant white wines that range from very crisp and dry to well-balanced, sweet and of enormous aromatic concentration.

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  1. ALFRED MERKELBACH 2016 RIESLING AUSLESE URZIGER WURZGARTEN A.P. #10

    Item #: i_318012
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    ANTONIO GALLONI - VINOUS 92 POINTS "This is the exception to 2016’s relatively narrow range of must weights and acidity chez Merkelbach, having been harvested at 98 Oechsle and finished with only 6.3 grams of acidity. “These were really thin-skinned berries,” explained Alfred Merkelbach, “and as a result there was a lot of shriveling,” albeit without benefit of botrytis. Quince and strawberry preserves on the nose, accompanied by scents of heliotrope and lily, translate into a glycerol-slicked palate performance loaded with inner-mouth perfume. Hints of white raisin as well as a savory suggestion of browned butter add appeal to a lingering finish that compensates for its lack of animating brightness with an invigorating hint of seed-crunching bite. (Amusingly – it couldn’t happen often – the Merkelbachs ended up stopping this at precisely the same 71.4 grams of residual sugar as the A.P. #11.)" -- David Schildknecht

    MOSEL FINE WINES 91 POINTS The 2016er Urziger Wurzgarten Auslese AP10 was harvested at 98 degrees Oechsle in the prime Class I former Treppchen vineyard within the Urziger Wurzgarten. This develops a rather ripe nose of melon, herbs and spices. The wine is nicely spicy and juicy on the palate and leaves a feel of ripe pear and melon enhanced by dried spices in the long finish. This is an outstanding smooth Auslese made in a style not unlike that of the finest 2003 wines. 90 points
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  2. ALFRED MERKELBACH 2017 RIESLING SPATLESE "URGLUCK" URZIGER WURTZGARTEN, A.P. #6

    Item #: i_318005
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    MOSEL FINE WINES 93 POINTS "The 2017er Urziger Würzgarten Spatlese “Urgluck” was harvested at a whopping 96 Oechsle, i.e. well into Auslese category. It delivers a captivating and elegant nose of flowers, minty herbs and candied grapefruit. These are joined by riper scents of whipped cream and vineyard peach as the wine gains from airing in the glass. This delightful Auslese in all but name shows quite some creamy and ripe fruits on the palate yet remains at all time very delicate and refined. A touch of exotic fruits and honey make for a smooth and juicy feel in the long finish. A hint of zest comes through in the after-taste. This is a gorgeous Auslese-style wine in the making! 2027-2047."

    Terry Theise note "Probably the masterpiece of their vintage, but not an “easy” wine. Extreme sassafrass, and very stony, but a hyssop-y spice trails along a subtle vein of fruit. Mosel at its most masculine, but hugely impressive, with its serious “resting face.”"
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  3. ALFRED MERKELBACH 2017 RIESLING URZIGER WURZGARTEN AUSLESE "LANG PITCHER" A.P. #7

    Item #: i_304589
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    MOSEL FINE WINES - 93 POINTS "The 2017er Urziger Wurzgarten Auslese was harvested at 97 Oechsle. It displays a superbly aromatic, ripe and fruity nose of yellow peach, pineapple, honey, anise and smoke. The wine coats the rather intense palate with juicy yellow and honeyed fruits pepped up by a nice whiff of acidity. The finish is delicately smooth and long. This gorgeous “Auslese GK” in all but name only needs a decade to blossom. 2027-2047."

    Terry Theise note "All from the great cadaster Lang Pichter, this is really remarkable; huge fruit served by positive botrytis, classic “big-vintage” mien; a grand conversation among strawberry and kiwi and licorice and all with lovely surging fruit."
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  4. BECKER 2014 PINOT NOIR SPATBURGUNDER GERMANY

    Item #: i_308344
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    In the small town of Schweigen, Becker's vineyards straddle the French border… about 70% of this wine is grown in France, the other 30% on the German side. The soils consist of limestone covered in a clay/loam mix. The grapes are all destemmed and fermented in open tanks. The final blend is aged in large oak casks and 10% smaller barriques, all neutral oak. This is an incredibly drinkable, lovely Pinot with sweet fruit married to exceptional minerality. Notes of dried cranberry, pomegranate and light cherry entice the palate. Year after year, Becker's basic cuvee achieves the holy grail of Pinot: a light body belied by delicious flavor. Great on its own, but also compliments heavier seafood, poultry, and fine cuts of beef and game.
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  5. BIRGIT EICHINGER 2016 GRUNER VELTLINER WECHSELBERG

    Item #: i_362354
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 93 POINTS This wine's shy nose gives way to a still tightly wound palate. Its concentrated body holds ripe, bright lemon and salty sage flavors in a tight embrace. Driven and taut, it promises lasting refreshment.

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  6. DOM. ALICE HARTMANN 2017 RIESLING AHN PALMBERG "SOUS LA ROCHER" LUXEMBOURG

    Item #: i_364183
    Bottle Size: 750ml
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    Located in the southernmost (upper) region of the Mosel River Valley, the soil consists of pure limestone instead of the Devonian slate found along the Mosel in Germany. Palmberg's soil is rockier than Grevenmacher, hence why it is named "Sous la Rocher," or "under the rock." Hartmann's holdings here are terraced and average vine age is 50 years. Replete with raspberry and pink grapefruit, this wine is salty and stylish, with a dry finish.
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  7. DONNHOFF 2017 RIESLING NIEDERHAUSER HERMANNSHOHLE SPATLESE

    Item #: i_114582
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    JOHN GILMAN - VIEW FROM THE CELLAR - 94+ POINTS The 2017 Hermannshohle Spatlese from the Donnhoffs is also excellent this year… The bouquet offers up a superb, youthful mix of apple, a touch of blood orange, salty minerality, bee pollen and a nice touch of wild yeasts up high. On the palate the wine is focused, medium-full and racy, with a fine core, excellent focus and grip and a long, youthful and still quite primary finish…it has enormous potential!

    WINE SPECTATOR - 93 POINTS Fabulous, with yellow apple, durian, honeysuckle and orange marmalade flavors packed into the core. Distinct acidity pierces through, making this very precise and finely executed. Licorice notes linger on the long, richly spiced finish. Drink now through 2034.—A.Z
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  8. DONNHOFF 2017 RIESLING NORHEIMER KIRSCHHECK SPATLESE

    Item #: i_311001
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    JAMES SUCKLING - 93 POINTS A juicy and elegant wine that turns really dry, thanks to the serious minerality that powers the long, delicate finish. From organically grown grapes. Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold. Stuart Pigott.

    JOHN GILMAN - VIEW FROM THE CELLAR - 93 POINTS The 2017 Kirschheck Spatlese is a lovely example of the vintage, offering up a very pretty bouquet of white cherries, apple, wild yeasts, a touch of sea salts, bee pollen, apple blossoms and a superb base of minerality. On the palate the wine is medium-full, pure and dancing, with a juicy core, great cut and grip and a long, vibrant and perfectly balanced finish. This is going to be delicious to drink in its youth, but will have no trouble keeping several decades. 2018-2045. 93.
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  9. EGON MULLER 2015 RIESLING SCHARZHOFBERGER AUSLESE

    Item #: i_311012
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE SPECTATOR - 95 POINTS This sings with a pure, elegant mix of peach, quince, dried pear and apple tart flavors. Rich and creamy midpalate, this features an exuberantly minerally and fruity finish that glistens with acidity. Drink now through 2042. 20 cases imported.

    JAMESSUCKLING.COM - 96 POINTS A creamy-dreamy nose with a lot of tropical flowers that is very enticing. Very lush and concentrated but with great purity and delicacy too. If you have never tasted an Auslese from Egon, then you've missed something in life. This wine is the ideal one to put that right. If you're already familiar with this wine from other vintages, you could wait years or decades for this. Stuart Pigott

    JOHN GILMAN - VIEW FROM THE CELLAR - 97 POINTS The 2015 Auslese from the Scharzhofberg vineyard that I had the pleasure to taste from Egon Müller is utterly brilliant. The bouquet offers up a very, very pure and discreetly glazed bouquet of white cherries, pear, bee pollen, a touch of orange zest, gentle slate undertow and a pungent topnote of cherry blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and stunningly pure, with a creamy core, ripe, juicy acids and magical length and grip on the nascently complex and absolutely electric finish. This is a breathtakingly magical wine in the making, and keep in mind, this is only the tip of the Auslesen iceberg at Weingut Müller! 2025- 2100. 97.

    MOSEL FINE WINES 96+ POINTS Gorgeously vibrant scents of white peach, herbs and spices give way to richer and more complex notes of apricot, pineapple and fresh herbs and white flowers with airing. The wine manages to be delicately smooth and, at same time, racy as an almost Eiswein-like acidity cleanses the palate and provides focus to an area of complex cocktail fruits, herbs and minerals in the finish. This beauty in the making has stunning development potential. 2025-2060
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    $450.00
  10. EGON MULLER 2015 RIESLING SCHARZHOFBERGER AUSLESE 375ML **HALF BOTTLE**

    Item #: i_311017
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle
    WINE SPECTATOR - 95 POINTS This sings with a pure, elegant mix of peach, quince, dried pear and apple tart flavors. Rich and creamy midpalate, this features an exuberantly minerally and fruity finish that glistens with acidity. Drink now through 2042. 20 cases imported.

    JAMESSUCKLING.COM - 96 POINTS A creamy-dreamy nose with a lot of tropical flowers that is very enticing. Very lush and concentrated but with great purity and delicacy too. If you have never tasted an Auslese from Egon, then you've missed something in life. This wine is the ideal one to put that right. If you're already familiar with this wine from other vintages, you could wait years or decades for this. Stuart Pigott

    JOHN GILMAN - VIEW FROM THE CELLAR - 97 POINTS The 2015 Auslese from the Scharzhofberg vineyard that I had the pleasure to taste from Egon Müller is utterly brilliant. The bouquet offers up a very, very pure and discreetly glazed bouquet of white cherries, pear, bee pollen, a touch of orange zest, gentle slate undertow and a pungent topnote of cherry blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and stunningly pure, with a creamy core, ripe, juicy acids and magical length and grip on the nascently complex and absolutely electric finish. This is a breathtakingly magical wine in the making, and keep in mind, this is only the tip of the Auslesen iceberg at Weingut Müller! 2025- 2100. 97.

    MOSEL FINE WINES 96+ POINTS Gorgeously vibrant scents of white peach, herbs and spices give way to richer and more complex notes of apricot, pineapple and fresh herbs and white flowers with airing. The wine manages to be delicately smooth and, at same time, racy as an almost Eiswein-like acidity cleanses the palate and provides focus to an area of complex cocktail fruits, herbs and minerals in the finish. This beauty in the making has stunning development potential. 2025-2060
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    $250.00
  11. EGON MULLER 2015 RIESLING SCHARZHOFBERGER KABINETT

    Item #: i_311088
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 96
    WINE ADVOCATE - 93 POINTS The 2015 Riesling Scharzhofberger Kabinett Alte Reben #3 is super clear, fresh and precise on the deep, complex, smoky and crystalline clear nose. The wine tastes crystal clear, very mineral and almost dry. As complex as it is, it is full and intense, but also light and very salty; its salinity lingers and lingers. This is very well-structured, serious Kabinett of great class!

    "No matter whether you picked your grapes early or late, in 2015 you couldn't do anything wrong," Egon Muller said when he welcomed me to taste his 2015 collections (Scharzhof and Le Gallais) in February 2017. "Although in August we still feared a repetition of 2003 and although the weather was unsteady during the harvest, 2015 finally turned out to be an ideal vintage for Rieslings of great aromatic and structural precision, finesse and with remarkable acidity levels of ten and more grams per liter." The mineral character of both Scharzhofberg and the Wiltinger Braune Kupp (see Le Gallais – Egon Muller) shines through, even in the gold-capsuled Auslesen and in the TBA, the latter of which is based on perfect botrytis raisins. In fact, the noble sweet wines are incredibly clear, fresh and aromatic in 2015, which gives them a lean, straight and highly elegant, nearly weightless character. Just try the Scharzhof Riesling to get an idea of 2015. In the Scharzhofberg, Muller harvested three different Kabinett wines, of which I couldn't taste the auctioned AP #4, which fetched a record price for Kabinett at the auction in Trier in September 2016. It was 199.92 Euros exclusive of taxes and tolls! The collection of predicates further includes a Spatlese, three Auslesen (one of which I gave 100 points), a Beerenauslese and a 100-pointer Trockenbeerenauslese. Wines of Egon Müller are rare and terribly expensive, but worth almost every sin.
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  12. FALKENSTEIN 2017 RIESLING KABINETT KRETTNACHER EUCHARISBERG ALTE REBEN

    Item #: i_374426
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    MOSEL FINE WINES 93 POINTS The 2017er Euchariusberg Kabinett AP 12 (known internally as “Kugel Peter”) comes from a parcel planted with 50 year-old grafted vines in the prime Gross Schock sector of the vineyard which was classified in the highest category on the old taxation maps and was fermented down to 40 g/l of residual sugar. This offers a gorgeous and delicate nose of greengage, pear, apple, bergamot and slate. The wine develops a gorgeously vibrant yet ripe fruity feel on the palate. The finish is superbly elegant and persistent. This has more power than its 2016 sibling but remains utterly elegant and refined. 2027-2037
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  13. HANS WIRSCHING 2017 SILVANER DRY

    Item #: i_331137
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    A lively dry wine with a palate expressing notes of pear, lemongrass, gooseberry and ripe lime. Pure and focused, offering sleek mineral accents and a firm acidic backbone that drives this to a mouthwatering finish.

    Sustainably grown, the Wirsching family has been producing wine in the region since 1630. Home to Wirsching is the village of Iphofen, one of the most famous in Franconia and one which produces wines of unsurpassed regional quality from the steeply sloping vineyards. While the noble yet under-appreciated Silvaner is the estate's traditional focus. The Wirsching Silvaner has a bouquet of white flowers and garden herbs, fine mineral character, along with layers of fruit, spice, and uncommon depth. All of the Wirsching wines are Vegan.
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  14. HOFGUT FALKENSTEIN 2016 RIESLING SEKT BRUT

    Item #: i_304583
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This Sekt, (labeled as Brut) has no noticeable dosage (perhaps 2-4 grams) made from parcels in the Krettnacher Euchariusberg, spends more than 12 months spent on the lees in bottle, and again is made similar to Champagne with hand riddling. This sekt has a gorgeously inviting nose of apple, lime, crushed pear skin and fine slate. It develops an elegant fruity side on the palate as fuji apple, grapefruit and a hint of lime blossom are wrapped into a mouth-watering finish of brisk minerality. Pair with a fried oyster po'boy or crab cakes!
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  15. J. JOS PRUM 2017 GRAACHER HIMMELREICH RIESLING SPATLESE, MOSEL

    Item #: i_320482
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE SPECTATOR - 93 POINTS Very expressive and open, offering a rich yet zingy framework. This features apricot, lime and candied orange flavors, with a minerally texture and vivid structure. Shows intensity and depth, but remains almost weightless and very graceful. Harmonious from start to long-lasting finish. Drink now through 2035. (5/2019)

    WINE ENTHUSIAST - 94 POINTS Pristine aromas of lemon and lime introduce this crystalline spatlese. It’s lip-smackingly sweet, marked by concentrated honeysuckle and hibiscus flavors. Electric grapefruit acidity leads a long pure finish. Delicious already, it will only improve through 2030, and likely hold much further. *Editors’ Choice* (AI) (4/2019)

    JANCIS ROBINSON
    Jasmine tea and gun-powder aromatics. Really floral and petal-detailed delicacy, clementine, and as it unfurls there’s earl grey tea leaf. Keeps opening in the mouth and keeps opening on the finish. So much here already and so much more to come. 17.5/20 points. (TC) (9/2018)
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  16. J. JOS PRUM 2017 RIESLING AUSLESE WEHLENER SONNENUHR

    Item #: i_331141
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    MOSEL FINE WINES - 92+ POINTS This 2017er Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese is almost non-saying at f irst and only timidly delivers scents of vineyard peach, grapef ruit, pear puree, spices and gingerbread. The w ine is delightfully playful and delicately sweet on the palate, where almond cream, peach and candied melon make for a smooth and round feeling. A f resher side underpinned by some zesty grapef ruit comes through in the f inish and af ter -taste. This Auslese will test the patience of wine lovers, yet reward those w ith the patience to wait: This is a great Auslese in the making, and one which has quite some upside potential if it freshens up with time. 2032-2047
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  17. JB BECKER 1990 WALLUFER BERG BILDSTOCK RIESLING SPATLESE TROCKEN (DRY)

    Item #: i_324085
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Spectator: 88
    WINE ADVOCATE - 90 POINTS The golden-yellow 1990 Rheingau Riesling Wallufer Berg Bildstock Spatlese Trocken is pure, fresh and precise on the nose. On the palate, this is a generous, ripe and elegant Riesling with good tension and beautiful maturity. The finish is pure, fresh and persistently salty. This is a lovely dry Riesling that tasted delicious today. The Bildstock has more gravel than the Walkenberg, and the grapes ripen earlier. Drink date: 2017-2032.

    Hans-Josef ("Hajo") Becker is one of the most fascinating figures in the Rheingau. His traditional Rieslings are aged in wooden casks as long as possible (ten months at least) to gain complexity and longevity. Picked without any botrytis, they are rich, complex and powerful wines that can age for decades. (You can still buy wines from the 1990s here and even the 1980s taste vibrantly fresh!) Made to be served with food, like French wines, most of them are really dry and if they are not, don't worry; even the rare Kabinett and Spätlese bottlings do not taste really sweet but lithe, fruity-piquant, with a lovely finessed and elegant Riesling flavor and a salty-mineral, stimulating finish. Are there any better food wines on the market? Try Becker's complex yet pure and subtle Rieslings with fish, no matter if raw, cooked or roasted. The wines have bright, elegant fruit with a refreshing acidity, lingering salinity and truly fine tannins.
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  18. KELLER 2016 RIESLING "RR"

    Item #: i_372096
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    ANTONIO GALLONI - 94 POINTS This "Kalkstein Reserve" or "Kirchspiel Reserve" - take your pick - reflects a share of wine from Kirchspiel that finished not quite legally trocken and corresponds with the wine formerly known simply as "Riesling RR." Its 11 grams of sugar surely play a role in what comes off as an explosively fruity albeit dry-tasting performance loaded with succulent white peach, tart-edged, seedy kiwi and crisp apple. The upshot is a silken-textured, infectiously juicy, startlingly tingling and consummately refreshing Riesling. A combination of mint and chalk suffusion lends the long, vibrant finish a delightfully cooling cast. "You ferment spontaneously, and I don't get a bellyache over whether you end up being trocken, halbtrocken or with 30 grams of sugar. Do whatever you think right!" quipped Keller, imagining that he was addressing the newly pressed must. He didn't let me back him into a corner over the question of why his must from the especially iron-rich portion of Kirchspiel in question so often finishes halbtrocken, a condition that seems to perfectly complement the cool, chalky Kirchspiel traits that in the realm of legal dryness can sometimes become austere. But he did offer this further comment with a grin: "You could never do this with Morstein" - by which I presume he means he would never let it happen! David Schildknecht
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  19. KELLER 2016 SILVANER TROCKEN "FEUERVOGEL"

    Item #: i_372013
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    JAMES SUCKLING - 94 POINTS A drastically undervalued top wine from Keller that has a balance rather like a Grand Cru Chablis. Intensely herbal and dried citrus peel nose that's like no other Rheinhessen silvaner. I love the combination of textural complexity, restrained creaminess and wonderful herbal freshness at the bone-dry finish. From 65-year-old vines. Drink now. Stuart Pigott.

    WINE ADVOCATE - 90 POINTSThe 2016 Silvaner Feuervogel is pure and mineral on the nose but rich and intense on the palate. Fermented and aged in large oak until June, this is a creamy-textured, lush, lovely, tannic, pure and well-structured Silvaner with grip, power and tension.

    Klaus Peter Keller is on track to becoming another living German wine phenomenon. In Germany his wines have been highly acclaimed for more than 15 years but for the last few years his dry Rieslings and Pinot Noirs have also become highly appreciated in the UK, US and wherever wine nerds can't get enough of tightly structured, mineral-flavored wines from limestone soils. The production of top wines such as Morstein, Abtserde and G-Max (Rieslings) and the Pinot Noir crus Bürgel, Frauenberg and Morstein is very small and can't meet the rising demands worldwide. That's why it's hard to find them unless you buy a limited, mixed wooden case of 12 crus for more than 1,200 euros. Keller's 2014 Morstein Spätburgunder "Felix" recently became the most expensive Pinot Noir of all German-speaking countries when it was auctioned in Bad Kreuznach for more than 700 euros per bottle. In fact Keller's Pinot Noirs are getting better and better every year. The 2014s are fresh and finessed, the 2015s richer, riper and more fleshy. I tasted them shortly after the bottling in August this year but they won't be released before September 2018. One more year in the bottle and they will further improve and show their true character. The Rieslings are also getting more and more uncompromising every year. These are bone dry (drier than ever before) and firmly structured wines that need years to open up. In fact these are super pure, handcrafted wines that are not easy to taste today. Some of the GG wines will be released only in May 2018 but as far as I know, the wines are sold long before the release date. Clients used to buy them blind. They trust in the quality although the style is changing slightly every year. Luckily it's going in one direction: more purity, more finesse, more terroir character. Keller is a wine maniac with great passion for Rieslings from the Mosel, grower Champagnes and certainly the very finest wines from Burgundy. All these vignerons seem to be highly inspiring to Klaus Peter and his wife Julia as are their wines: "You need to taste a lot of great wines to produce great wines," says Keller, who started drinking world-class wines when he was a student in Geisenheim in the 1990s. Four years ago Keller slightly changed his vineyard management. For example, he is cultivating his vineyards with his own compost, rock flour and algae. He also strips off vine leaves only on the side which don't face the sun to maintain freshness, finesse and acidity in the grapes. "We have modified the time we pick and which grapes, we press differently and we extract less than a few years ago. We trust more and more our grapes and all this has a big affect on the wine's taste," he says. "They have become tighter and more precise, with more drive and energy. Natural wine in our case means we ourselves get dirty, not our wines. We do all our vineyard jobs ourselves. We don't do all this to impress the natural wine scene. We do it because it gives us a deep satisfaction. We simply love to smell the dirt and the vines and to find the same smell in our wines when served blind. This is what makes us happy." - Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate.
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  20. KUNSTLER 2017 SAUVIGNON BLANC TROCKEN DRY

    Item #: i_308521
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    JAMES SUCKLING - 92 POINTS A German sauvignon blanc? Yes, and it's brimming with grass and gooseberry aromas. A very fresh, mid-weight wine with a super-crisp finish that deserves to be compared to the best Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. From organically grown grapes. Fair’n Green certification. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
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  21. LEITZ 2013 RIESLING SPATLESE RUDESHEIMER MAGDALENKREUZ

    Item #: i_342341
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE - 92 POINTS
    The bright, high-toned 2013 Rudesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Spatlese needs a warm-up to show its character that intertwines apples, lemons and floral aromas with white peach and finest mineral aromas on the quite complex and lovely pure nose. Grown on a deep loess soil this Spatlese is luscious and libidinous, a romance if not a love affair for your palate. Medium-bodied and lighthearted, this is a very pure and piquant Riesling with a lovely, stimulating sappiness and a lingering as well as salivating salinity in the finish. Has this wine ever been so good before? Without knowing all the former vintages I suppose: impossible!
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  22. MEYER NAKEL 2017 PINOT NOIR ROSE DRY AHR, GERMANY

    Item #: i_342382
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This is a superb Pinot Noir-based dry rose from the Ahr region of Germany. On the nose you find a wonderful combination of fresh berries, herbs and citrus. In the mouth the fresh berries come to the forefront followed by a trace of lemony citrus. With a hint of minerality on the lingering finish this wine is perfect as either an aperitif or served with chicken, fish and seafood.

    Wine making along the Ahr was founded by the Romans more than 1,000-years-ago. Historic records give evidence for cultivation from the year 770. Since the 13th century the region has been renowned for the cultivation of red varieties. This tradition has been continued, with an emphasis on growing Pinot Noir since the 18th century.

    As a fifth generation family estate, a passion for wine is at the core of Mayer-Nakel Winery. Today’s wine estate was established by the marriage of Paula Meyer and Willibald Näkel. Although Willibald Näkel only cultivated 1.5 hectares of vines he was already a pioneer for the then rather unusual dry red wines from the Ahr valley. Today’s 15 hectares estate is managed by his son Werner Näkel, Werner's wife, Claudia, and their daughters Meike and Dorte.
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