We are delighted to introduce three new German growers to our portfolio, all of whom will be attending our German Portfolio Tasting in April.
Dr. Heger – Baden
Dr. Heger has long been one of, if not the, most famous estates in Baden. With prime sites in the Kaiserstuhl vineyards of Winklerberg in Ihringen and Schlossberg in Achkarren, Joachim Heger has been turning out consistently fine Pinot Noir and whites since he took over the estate in the early nineties. He is currently handing control to his two daughters, who show great promise.
Aldinger – Württemberg
Until recently wines from Württemberg were little seen outside the region: the capital Stuttgart has a seemingly insatiable demand for them. Now they are gradually making their way out, and the world is better for it: there are superb vineyards and talented growers making the most of them. Leading the pack is Weingut Aldinger, based in the Remstal next to Stuttgart, making excellent reds – Pinot Noir and other varietals, and brilliant whites.
Wagner-Stempel – Rheinhessen
Rheinhessen is known primarily for its slate soils overlooking the Rhine, and limestone based vineyards around Westhofen and Appenheim in the south. The volcanic soils further west are often overlooked, but there are some great vineyards here, particularly the Heerkretz, much of which is owned by Wagner-Stempel, which has risen to be one of the region’s top estates in the last twenty years. Managed by Daniel Wagner and Oliver Müller, it is famous for its precise harmonious wines.