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 2017 RIESLING SPATLESE "URGLUCK" URZIGER WURTZGARTEN, A.P. #6

    Item #: i_318005
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE SPECTATOR - 92 POINTS Offers aromas of quince and honey, with the quince note continuing on the palate and combining with nervy citrus accents. Very suave and smooth, showing enough acidity for balance and dense flavors that carry through the finish. Drink now through 2031. 90 cases imported. — AZ

    MOSEL FINE WINES 93 POINTS "The 2017er Urziger Wurzgarten 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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  2. BERNHARD 2017 RIESLING HACKENHEIMER KIRCHBERG AUSLESE TROCKEN

    Item #: i_308321
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The price-quality ratio of this wine begs belief. The grandly luscious nose is instantly suggestive of some very Grosse Gewächs (Grand Cru) indeed, but Hartmut is not a member of the club, so you get a glorious mouthful of grandiose dry Riesling for an inconsequential tariff. Don't miss it.
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  3. HANS WIRSCHING 17 SCHEUREBE (DRY WHITE) in slim, fluted bottle

    Item #: i_331139
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    JANCIS ROBINSON 16 POINTS - "Old-fashioned roses. Proper Turkish Attar perfume! And then, when your nose is leading you down a path of Gewurz fat-bottomed spiciness, the palate delivers bracing freshness in a carnival of pink grapefruit, a naughty hint of passion fruit, lean and taut as a gymnast (not a fat bottom in sight) but kick-boxing flavour. An astonishing amount packed into just 11.5%. Cucumber-fresh finish."
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  4. HANS WIRSCHING 2017 SILVANER DRY in fluted bottle.

    Item #: i_331137
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The velvety texture is offset by ample minerality midpalate in this well-knit, zesty version. Geranium notes extend, meeting apple and lime flavors that linger on the well-defined finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,500 cases made, 600 cases imported.—A.Z.

    Why it's of note: Hans Wirsching is one of the largest family-owned wineries in Germany, with over 200 acres of vineyards, but they are still committed to high-quality wines. The winery focuses primarily on Silvaner, which is the most important variety in Franken, where they are located. This version shows the beautiful texture that great Silvaner is known for. Try it with crudo or sushi.

    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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  5. MEYER-NAKEL 2017 PINOT NOIR "S" SPATBURGUNDER

    Item #: i_399959
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    To call the "S" an estate wine borders on dishonesty. The temptation of a fragrance of dark berries and earth cannot be resisted, and flavors of fruits of the forest, chocolate and cedar spice are presented in such smooth texture that even the grip of tannins and mineral dust will not deter one from asking for another glassful.
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  6. SCHLOSS LIESER 2017 RIESLING DRY (TROCKEN), ESTATE MOSEL, GERMANY

    Item #: i_303967
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    JOHN GILMAN - VIEW FROM A CELLAR - 89+ POINTS The 2017 SL Trocken is about as fine an estate Riesling bottling as one could ask for and will be an excellent value in this vintage. The wine offers up a quite refined nose of apple,. lime, a touch of mossiness, wild yeasts, a lovely base of slate and a topnote of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is medium-full, crisp and nicely complex, with a good core, ripe acids and lovely focus and balance on the long and classy finish. This is really, really good entry level wine! 2018-2030+.
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  7. SCHONLEBER 2017 RIESLING "MONZIGER" KABINETT

    Item #: i_324315
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    JOHN GILMAN - VIEW FROM THE CELLAR - 92 POINTS - The 2017 Monzinger Kabinett is a lovely wine and a clear indication that the dry wines here are not the only outstanding examples of the vintage. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a lovely blend of peach, sweet grapefruit, gentle herbal tones, citrus zest, salty minerality and a topnote of wild yeasts. On the palate the wine is medium-full, crisp and nicely filigreed, with a lovey nexus of fruit, minerality and zesty acidity coming together on the long, bouncy and complex finish. Fine juice. 2018-2040. 92.
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  8. WIRSCHING 2017 SCHEUREBE IPHOFER ALTE REBEN IN BOCKSBEUTEL BOTTLE

    Item #: i_331138
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE SPECTATOR 90 POINTS An elderflower aroma draws you into this silky white, offering flavors of ruby grapefruit, blood orange and nectarine. Rose petal hints add to the complexity of the mineral-infused finish. Drink now through 2023. 375 cases made, 125 cases imported. — AZ

    Hans Wirsching's lovely dry Scheurebe comes from the Iphofer region of Franken. Bottled in the old fashioned bochsbeutel.
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  9. WIRSCHING 2017 SILVANER IPHOFER KALB 750ML IN BOCKSBEUTEL (OVAL-SHAPED) BOTTLE

    Item #: i_331143
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The velvety texture is offset by ample minerality midpalate in this well-knit, zesty version. Geranium notes extend, meeting apple and lime flavors that linger on the well-defined finish.

    Why it's of note: Hans Wirsching is one of the largest family-owned wineries in Germany, with over 200 acres of vineyards, but they are still committed to high-quality wines. The winery focuses primarily on Silvaner, which is the most important variety in Franken, where they are located. This version shows the beautiful texture that great Silvaner is known for. Try it with crudo or sushi.
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