About The Pack
It is almost unarguable that the finest Rieslings on the planet are produced in Germany, hailing from famous regions such as Mosel, Pfalz and the Rheingau.
The unique combination of soils and climate that converge in these regions create a rare combination flavour intensity, searing acidity and glorious, complex textures that you just can't find anywhere else on earth.
This amazing pack gives you a taste of some brilliant producers without breaking the bank. In German Riesling terms, these sit at the drier end of the Riesling spectrum but to an Australian palate, you may detect a hint of sweetness in some of these wines.
Go with it, these wines are all about delicacy and balance, and the touch of sweetness is part of the delicious ride.
2020 Von Buhl Riesling Trocken
Awesome dry Riesling from the wonderful organic estate of Reichsrat Von Buhl. Some warmer vintage tropical fruit and citrus notes, a seamless long palate feel, and a rocky, precise finish.
Difficult to believe this is their entry-level wine, with fruit sourced from their vineyards around the local villages in this beautiful part of the Pfalz region.
Mostly fermented in tank with some use of large oak casks, with an unusual six months on lees. Very low sulphur usage too.Read more about 2020 Von Buhl Riesling Trocken
2020 Gunderloch Fritz's Riesling
Gunderloch is one of Rheinhessen's top producers.
Brought to prominence by the late, great Fritz Hasselbach, Fritz's legacy today is carried on by his thoughtful and incisive son, Johannes.
This wine is the creation of Johannes and was named for his late father. It's insane value in the context of German Riesling.
It's juicy, succulent, and gives that combination of sweet, jellied lime and crunchy acid that only the Germans can do.
If you want a no-brainer Riesling that you can rip the top off any night of the week, Fritz's Riesling is near impossible to go past.Read more about 2020 Gunderloch Fritz's Riesling
2020 Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Kabinett Trocken Riesling
Outstanding value premium Riesling from the Pfalz, from a cult producer renowned for making textured, slightly oxidative wines, with long ageing in oak.
This premium-grade fruit is picked by hand in five stages to attain perfect balance of both ripeness and steely acidity. The ferment is arrested just before the wine goes dry, which gives it a sweet, lime-and-honey-like character.
This long, slow, time to get to bottle is well worth it. This drinks like a dream.Read more about 2020 Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Kabinett Trocken Riesling
2020 Dr Loosen Dr L Dry Riesling
This must surely be one of the true bargain Rieslings of the Mosel.
Since taking control of his family's 200+-year-old winery in 1988, Ernst Loosen has taken Dr. Loosen to new heights. His commitment to quality has seen him revolutionise the way that Dr. Loosen approached their great vineyard holdings on the slopes and valleys of the Mosel. He insisted on lower yields, farming with organic sprays rather than chemicals, and a gentler approach in the winery. It was an approach that was ahead of its time and has seen Dr. Loosen rise to be one of the benchmark producers of this famous region.
This is a crisp, clean, juicy and refreshing Riesling. A fruit-driven wine, with a juicy mid-palate and a crisp, dry finish.Read more about 2020 Dr Loosen Dr L Dry Riesling
2020 Prinz Jungfer Kabinett
There's an extensive history of grape growing in Rheingau, with deep ties to the region's monastic orders . This vineyard, Jungfer, was so named because the monks of the middle-ages attributed the quality of fruit to the blessings of the Virgin Mary.
Regardless of a godly or atheistic world view, what cannot be disputed is that this vineyard produced some of, if not the most exquisite fruit from the Prinz holdings. Predominantly quartz composed soils absorb the intense daylight sunshine, releasing the energy to the vines during the cool of the night.
What a truly drinkable wine! Seductive aromas, of exotic tropical fruit with deep and entrancing perfume. A super smooth palate of ripe stone fruit drizzled with honey, all counterbalanced by that fine Rheingau acidity and minerality.Read more about 2020 Prinz Jungfer Kabinett
2020 Eva Fricke Rheingau Riesling Trocken
Eva Fricke's regional blend dry (trocken) Riesling is another banging, exhilarating wine.
Wonderfully precise and cleansing, with flavours of lemon oil, garden flowers and a mineral flinty edge. There's great concentration and density to the fruit, which walks the sugar/ acidity tightrope with cocky balance.
An uplifting wine for the palate.Read more about 2020 Eva Fricke Rheingau Riesling Trocken