..it’s just like a laser beam that shoots across your palate, leaving you stunned and delighted. Enormous mineral freshness.
About The Wine
Like winemakers across the old-world, German winemakers have known for generations which vineyards produce the best wines, and like their contemporaries in neighbouring countries, campaigned for a classification system.
Grosses-gewachs (GG) wines are the best of the best and come with strict criteria. This wine from Fred Prinz sits comfortably within the high-standards of GG wines. The high proportion of quartz in the soil not only absorbs the daytime heat, but also provide the mineral backbone for this wine, that will reward long-term cellaring for this Jungfer GG Riesling.
Powerful, complex and ripe, this wine is what GG Riesling is all about.
The term 'garagiste' is thrown around a bit when it comes to winemaker, but for Fred Prinz its highly accurate. Making his wines in his garage just below his home in Hallgarten in the Rheingau.
Like many who work in the wine industry Fred had a dream to make his own wines. In his spare time, he farmed his own 1.5-hectare holdings close to the village and made wine for fun.
He quickly earned a reputation for the quality of these bottles and decided to give up the day job and work for himself.
He and his wife Sabine now own 6.5 hectares in three vineyards around Hallgarten; Jungfer with its quartzite soils, Schönhell underpinned by gravelly loam, and slatey Hendelberg. Nearly 90% of his vines are Riesling, though he grows a little Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc too.