2017 Ziereisen Gutedel Heugumber Chasselas

Baden, Germany

Lovely, complex white wine made from Chasselas.


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About The Wine

While Chasselas (locally known as Gutedel) is more associated with Switzerland, this Ziereisen offering has much character and verve to it.

The ‘grasshopper’, though the entry level offering of the estate, this wine is anything but ordinary. Complex and nutty, while at the same time holding a luscious mouth-watering salinity across the palate.

Very much a vineyard driven wine, with all the hard-work poured into growing the fruit, while doing as little as possible in the cellar once the fruit is harvested.

About Ziereisen

Hans-Peter Ziereisen is a highly unusual German winemaker, who follows the 'controlled idleness' philosophy of German wine legend, Hans Gunter Schwartz.

Allowing the wines to ferment spontaneously and create their own paths while he observes and guides the wine from a distance, is the basis for this, what we in Australia term ‘hands-off’ winemaking.

Located in the three country corner on Rhine, bordering France and Switzerland, Hans-Peter shares the same belief in Terroir has his French neighbours. While not certified organic, they do not use any chemicals in the vineyards, and add nothing to their wines bar minimal SO2.

With soil structures reminiscent of Burgundy, and his intrinsic belief in terroir, it’s no surprise that his Pinots are considered by some to be amongst the top echelon of the varietal across the globe.

Hanspeter Ziereisen
Hanspeter Ziereisen
Baden, Germany
Additional Info

From The Producer

Naturally fermented, and left on lees for a minimum of 9 months in large, neutral German oak from Franconia.


Blend : Chasselas (100%)
ABV : 11%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024

Steep Ziereisen vineyards
Steep Ziereisen vineyards
Baden, Germany
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

Chasselas here. I’m kind of hoping that the Heugumber tastes like cucumber. Well, does it? Different, but good different, as they say. Smoky, wet rocks and dried herbs, honey and lemon. It’s stony with a sort of quinine-like bitterness, quite ‘mineral’, with apple juice, fresh mint, and a tight stony finish. Plenty of grip and freshness. It’s quite a thing. - Gary Walsh (Winefront)


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