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.
- Item #: i_374427Bottle Size: 750mlWINE ADVOCATE - 93 POINTS The 2017 Niedermenniger Sonnenberg Red Wine trocken offers a deep, tart, fresh and mineral nose of black cherries, berries and licorice. Round and terribly fresh, with remarkable grip and tension, this is a pretty austere, mineral Pinot Noir with good potential. It's concentrated, fleshy and pure and low in sulfites.
MOSEL FINE WINES - 90 POINTS The 2017er Niedermenniger Sonnenberg Rotwein Trocken is made from what was planted by the Webers as Spatburgunder 25 years ago but which the authorities now say is a mutation and not legally Spätburgunder, hence the fact that the wine is bottled simply as Rotwein, meaning red wine. It was fermented and aged for 18 months in traditional Fuder casks (hence the late AP number) without chaptalization and malolactic fermentation. It offers a beautiful nose made of cherry, mint, clove, herbs and a hint of soy sauce. The wine is beautifully light-footed and engaging on the silky and focused palate. The finish is still slightly hard, but nothing what a little bottle aging cannot wipe away.
- Item #: i_342371Bottle Size: 750mlTerroir-driven Chardonnay transplanted from Puligny-Montrachet
Very fine nose of ripe citrus notes, pears, brioche and light oak. On the palate the wine is very elegant, juicy and tasty. The oak flavors are integrated nicely and frame the pretty apple and pear flavors wonderfully. The wine finishes beautifully with a touch of minerality.
- Item #: i_324091Bottle Size: 750mlNatural wine. First harvest Muller-Thurgau grown on limestone soil. Whole cluster fermentation, elevage in stainless steel. No sulfur added … “liquid vitamins, squeaky clean.”
- Item #: i_376449Bottle Size: 750mlThis very special Silvaner from the famous Escherndorfer Lump is one of the best wines in Franconia. The young winemaker Daniel Sauer represents the new generation of winemakers who, with modern know-how, are reviving the old traditions of natural winemaking and producing great wines of unprecedented elegance and finesse! Ab ovo (latin) Means "from the egg", originally, from the beginning. Ab ovo stands for a high-quality Silvaner which was developed in a concrete egg and therefore has gone through a special maturing process and is characterized by a high minerality. A special wine with a great future. Limited edition. Stephan Reinhardt writes in WeinWisser 03/2011: "Hardly anywhere else but the Silvaner has found a better location than in Escherndorfer Lump, this hollow mirrored steep slope on the Main. Here it is rooted in the strong shell limestone soil and delivers year after year grandiose wines, not only with Horst but also in the related or not related Sauer with names Rainer, Helga and Daniel, whose Silvaner are fascinatingly clear, subtle and elegant, simply magnificent. The wine itself is characterised by minerality, body, richness and a rounded texture. The aromas are reminiscent of wild herbs and ripe pears. The taste is balanced, multi-layered with echoes of spices. One of the most beautiful dry Frankish Silvaner of the last 350 years is the "Ab Ovo" Produced in 2009 for the first time and spontaneously fermented in the concrete egg and grown into a radiantly clear, salty, elegant and complex wine, we conclude: More eggs for the Silvaner! " BIODYNAMIC. This literally means "from the egg" and this is what really happens. Bio-dynamically cultivated grapes are vinified in an egg-shaped concrete tank. The secret of the egg is its rather special proportions. The "golden ratio" is an embodiment of aesthetics and harmony. The wine benefits from these perfect spatial proportions. During fermentation the rising CO2, the tapering towards the top of the egg and the uninterrupted surface (the inside of the egg has no weld seams, joints or angles of any sort) enable the wine to circulate and flow without interruption. The concrete also "breaths" like a barrel. And what is produced at the end are filigree, mineral Silvaners of the very best quality with a very definite personality of their own. The wine itself is characterised by minerality, body, richness and a rounded texture. The aromas are reminiscent of wild herbs and ripe pears. The taste is balanced, multi-layered with echoes of spices.