Germany

At last Germany has banished its albatross. Liebfraumilch, the dirty blip in Germany’s illustrious winemaking career, has had its day. A fleet of young, innovative German winemakers have spent the last 20 years re-polishing Germany’s crown and have restored the country to its former winemaking glory.

And their secret weapon – Riesling. Adored for its versatility and vibrant acidity. Germany has a Riesling to suit all taste buds. Look to the grey slate soils of the vineyards of the Mosel Valley for a dramatic contrast between refreshing mineral wines and an explosion of fruit blossom and honey aromas; turn your attention to Pfalz for drier, stylish and complex wines. Pfalz also offers some fascinating Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc varieties which we are happy to introduce to our list this Spring.

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  1. Johannishof Riesling, Trocken, Weingut Knipser

    Firm palate on the right side of steely, with lemon fruit, moderate alcohol and very refreshing finish. Learn More

    £12.50
  2. Paulinshof, Riesling Urstück Trocken

    Dry Riesling with minerality, herbs, gooseberries and rhubarb with a long finish. Learn More

    £14.75
  3. Laumersheimer Kapellenberg, Riesling Kabinett Trocken, Weingut Knipser

    Firm palate on the right side of steely, with lemon fruit, moderate alcohol and very refreshing finish. Learn More

    £14.95
  4. Paulinshof, Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett

    On the palate there is an amazingly complex balance of many different factors. Learn More

    £17.50
  5. Paulinshof, B J Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese Trocken

    Orange blossom and lemon rind; dry with powerful minerality, acidity and grapefruit Learn More

    £21.00
  6. Paulinshof, Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spätlese

    Beautiful balance of medium sweetness, playful but structured acidity and low alcohol. Learn More

    £22.00
  7. Premier Cru Mäushöhle, dry Riesling, von Buhl

    Wonderful peach and fresh papaya aromas lead to a grown-up combination of grapefruit pith, savoury herbs and lively tropical fruit flavours.

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    £25.00
  8. Kalkmergel Spätburgunder Pinot Noir, Weingut Knipser

    Don't be intimidated by the Germanic name - this is bona fide Pinot Noir that could easily come from Burgundy's Côte de Beaune. Learn More

    £25.00
  9. Mandelpfad, Riesling Grosses Gewächs, Weingut Knipser

    Powerful palate for a German Riesling, layers of texture and a beautiful filigree structure to the acidity, leading into a very long finish. Learn More

    £31.00