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  1. Vols Ayler Kupp Kabinett Riesling 2017

    Vols Ayler Kupp Kabinett Riesling 2017

    The region is Saar, the village is Ayl, the vineyard Kupp, and the producer Helmut Plunien, all part of the revival of this cool, historic winemaking area. The acidity in this classic, pure expression of Riesling is razor-sharp, cutting through the subtly weighty sweetness and lime zest, smoke aromas. Perfect combination of delicacy and roundness that’s only found in Kabinett Riesling. Learn More
  2. Maximin Grunhauser Riesling Sekt Brut 2015

    Maximin Grunhauser Riesling Sekt Brut 2015

    The Germans drink more sparkling wine than anywhere else in the world. A lot of it isn’t that good but top producers make Sekt similar in quality to champagne but in a more aromatic style. Aged for 8 months on the lees and then topped up with high-quality Auslese from 2011, this serious bottle of bubbles is expressive of Riesling while also toasty and nutty with a gently creamy mouthfeel. The touch of sweetness on the palate (13.6g/L) is perfectly balanced by high acidity. Racy and mineral with a long finish. Learn More
  3. Zilliken Forstmeister Geltz Riesling 2017

    Zilliken Forstmeister Geltz Riesling 2017

    Rightly renowned Saar producer. This is their “entry-level” Riesling – an indicator of just how good their top wines are. There’s a balance between sweetness (44g/L) and acidity (8.4g/L TA) that you can only find in the cooler German regions. Fresh, bright aromas of lime zest and pineapple give the wine vibrancy alongside the lively acidity, fleshed out by the sugar. Very easy to drink on its own or with spicy food. Delicious. Learn More
  4. Allimant-Laugner Praelatenberg Grand Cru Riesling 2016

    Allimant-Laugner Praelatenberg Grand Cru Riesling 2016

    Known for the finesse and elegance of its wines and mentioned back in 823, Praelatenberg is a 19ha Grand Cru vineyard lying in the middle of Alsace at an elevation of between 250 and 350m on a gneiss bedrock with quartz soils. This is a fantastic price for a wine of this quality, with a stony, steely character, concentration and depth, intense lime zest and developing mature petrol aromas, all capped off by a long, drying finish. Drink now-2028. Learn More
  5. Jager Riesling Ried Steinriegl Federspiel Wachau 2016

    Jager Riesling Ried Steinriegl Federspiel Wachau 2016

    Roman Jäger’s wines are exemplary, structured around a precise fruitiness and vivacity, consistency, and clarity. He wants to enhance the specific authentic terroir notes of his terraces in his wines. The Steinriegl Riesling from the Wachau is characterized by tightness and minerality. We find this wine to be compact, steely crisp and exhilarating, bone-dry but so refreshing. Learn More
  6. Calder Wine Company Dry Riesling "Rossi Ranch" Rutherford Napa Valley 2017

    Calder Wine Company Dry Riesling "Rossi Ranch" Rutherford Napa Valley 2017

    Head-trained, dry-farmed vines in Rutherford. Spends 3 hours on the skins, before fermentation and maturation in neutral oak and stainless steel. Unusually goes through full malolactic fermentation, giving the wine some richness and creaminess and balancing the racy acidity (3.4pH). Aromas of peach, apricot, jasmine, and white pepper lead into a fresh, very balanced palate with a steely texture and a bone-dry finish (0.6g/L). Learn More
  7. Vols "Stirn" Ayler Kupp Riesling 2017

    Vols "Stirn" Ayler Kupp Riesling 2017

    Helmut Plunien has been a quiet part of the renaissance in the wines of Saar, determined to express the perfect balance in his wines between acidity, fruit, and sugar in this difficult, cool region. From the Kupp vineyard in the village of Ayl, this is a wonderfully intense, complex Kabinett, with stony, mineral aromas of smoke, lime, and lemon zest, followed by a honeyed, sweet palate and a drying acidic finish – exceptionally balanced. “Saargeschmack.” Learn More
  8. A. J. Adam "In der Sangerei" Riesling Feinherb 2017

    A. J. Adam "In der Sangerei" Riesling Feinherb 2017

    Brother and sister team, owning just 5ha of terraced vineyards in the Dhron valley south of Piesport – this is from a particularly steep amphitheater in the high-quality Hofberg vineyard. Forget the Feinherb labeling, this is Riesling at its most intense, concentrated, and balanced. Lots of fruits – lime, peach, apricot – on the nose with a light, spicy nuttiness, followed by a rich, sweet palate balanced by vibrant acidity. The acidity and sweetness together will cut through the fattiest of foods. Learn More
  9. von Winning Riesling 2017

    von Winning Riesling 2017

    A fuller style of Riesling from meticulous leading Pfalz producer von Winning. Acidity is naturally high and snappy, balanced by a little bit of residual sugar and rich, integrated aromas of lime, pear, and peach, as well as floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine, and a spicy white pepper texture. Perfect pairing with shellfish or spicy food. Learn More
  10. Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg Riesling 2016

    Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg Riesling 2016

    Second label for the famous Schloss Gobelsburg, one of the best wineries in Kamptal. This is from young-vine Riesling, making this wine all about the grape variety more than terroir and a great example of what Austrian Riesling tastes like: a light smokiness, with fruity lime, peach aromas and fresh – but not exorbitantly high – acidity. Lots of fun. Learn More