Year premiere! The 2017 Riesling is here

by Meawbd


    June 4, 2018   


The year 2017 has put the German winemakers on one or the other hard test. Turbulent weather conditions caused worry lines and crop failures. The result is a vintage with small quantities, but for the higher quality!

“Light, fruity and finesse-rich” is the conclusion of the German Wine Institute’s new Riesling vintage 2017. You can convince yourself of this: our partner CAMPOS tasted dozens of Rieslings from the new vintage and put together an exclusive premiere package for our readers . These three favorites from the wine experts confirm the outstanding quality of the new vintage and offer typical Riesling stylistics for an optimal price-enjoyment ratio !

Discover the Riesling favorites

Jakob Schneider is “Newcomer of the Year 2017” in the Gault & Millau and with four grapes is already among the eight best of 400 near-winegrowers. According to the wine guide, “the estate has progressed into the first league of German Riesling producers “. Also Vinum raves with 4 stars of the “excellent price-enjoyment ratio”. The best example of this is this grandiose Riesling: juicy fruit, lively acidity, fine melting and mineral finish. All around an impressive terroir plant from the Riesling region of Nahe.

With splendor and glory

” For this we love Rheingau Riesling : fresh, fruity, mineral – with an extra portion of melt”, enthuses the head taster of VICAMPO. The Prussian Gloria Rheinstein Riesling comes from Prince of Prussia, the sister winery of the famous Reinhartshausen Castle ( four grapes at Gault & Millau), with which it shares the cellar. It smells wonderfully typical of citrus fruits, peaches and apples and seduces on the palate with juicy fruit – a treat , not only for Riesling fans!

A veteran of the wine industry

Theo Bassler is cellar master of Wachtenburg Winzer, one of the 100 best winegrowing companies in Germany (DLG), and a veteran of the wine industry. He is one of the best of his guild – when he gives his name to a Riesling, this guarantees the exceptional quality of the wine . Bassler can be particularly proud of the 2017 vintage: his ‘vom Löss’ smells delicious and delights on the palate with juicy apricot notes, animating freshness and fantastic drinking flow. An absolute Palatine original!


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