2019 German Grosse Gewächse & 2018 Pinot Noir

2019 Dry Whites

Now and then a truly great vintage comes along, a year when all the elements combine to give wines of harmony, finesse and energy, wines that reflect their origins, that taste delicious young but also have the capacity to age. 2019 is such a vintage.

They are easy to taste: very precise wines where each element – the vibrant fruit, the juicy acidity, the pure minerality is clearly delineated and effortlessly integrated. Some are positively ethereal. They crackle with energy and a broad spectrum of fruit flavours: elderflower and blackcurrant, pear and white peach. Many show notes of fresh green herbs and spice - nutmeg and pepper. The acidity is ripe and lemony, and the mineral structure complex and fine, going from pithy and lean to broad dark earthy flavours, almost always with a distinct salinity.

2018 Reds

2018 was one of the hottest vintages this century and created great challenges for growers. As you would expect, the reds are rich and muscular, with ripe forward fruit; nonetheless despite the heat, they are balanced and elegant and show clearly defined terroirs. They are opulent and fruit-driven, seductive and approachable, and display all the hallmarks of longevity.

These are some of the world’s greatest wines, and they offer excellent value.





The wines

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White

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Weingut Dengler-Seyler

2019 Im Obern Weinspar [26 20] (DENG32219A)
The well drained limestone-gravel soil prevents grapes from ripening too quickly, and the constant breeze in the vineyards keeps the wines fresh. This helps to explain that despite the very hot year, there are cool aromatics here â?? a juicy green note to accompany the yellow fruit. There is also a balancing fine dark salty core here too, and a long zingy pithy finish. A lot of wine for the money!
6 Bottle - 75cl £78.00
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2019 Am Heiligen Berg [27 20] (DENG34219A)
Heavier soils with more clay in the limestone-gravel mix give an appealingly floral, densely woven smooth wine with bright citrus acidity, pear and peach fruit and a very fine delicately earthy long saline finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £78.00
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Weingut Hermann Dönnhoff

2019 Dellchen GG [34 20] (DONN08219A)
An elegant, pure ethereal wine. It is bright and citrus-driven, there is a perfectly balanced interplay of fine yellow fruit and silky stony minerality, and an exciting lightness, delicacy and energy.
6 Bottle - 75cl £246.00
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Weingut Maximin Grünhaus

2019 Herrenberg GG [03 20] (GRUN10219A)
A lean, smooth, very fine wine with pithy citrus and juicy fresh green notes, plenty of salty flinty mineral flavours and a very long fine finish lasting for minutes.
6 Bottle - 75cl £138.00
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2019 Abstberg GG [16 20] (GRUN11219A)
More powerful than the Herrenberg, with greater density and weight. There is a lovely juicy green freshness, ripe yellow pear fruit and a pithy, very fine ripe slaty minerality on the long finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £138.00
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3 Magnum - 150cl £159.00
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Weingut Fritz Haag

2019 Juffer GG [24 20] (HAAG01219A)
The gentlest of starts: inviting, juicy ripe pear and yellow stone fruit, gradually builds in intensity as fine smoky dark mineral structure begins to appear, finishing on a long, perfectly balanced salty note. A harmonious, elegant joy.
6 Bottle - 75cl £102.00
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12 Half Bottle - 37.5cl £132.00
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2019 Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr GG [08 20] (HAAG02219A)
Made from grapes in the heart of the vineyard, clustered around the sundial, where the microclimate is warmer and the vines much older. It is denser and more powerful than the Juffer, less playful, but still delicate and ethereal, with a finely woven slaty minerality and a pithy juicy grapefruit and salt-driven finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £120.00
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2019 Kestener Paulinshofberg GG [27 20] (HAAG04219A)
A new acquisition in neighbouring Kesten, the Paulinshofberg is contiguous with the Juffer vineyard and clearly recognisable as such from its structure. A little clay joins the weathered slate soils here, giving a bright and citrussy wine, fruity and elegant, and the smoky slate notes are painted with a broader brush. There is a little earthiness there too, and a long juicy finish. A very welcome addition to the portfolio.
6 Bottle - 75cl £126.00
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Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein

2019 Röttgen GG [16 20] (HELO11219A)
A fantastically steep terraced vineyard facing south-east, the Röttgen's weathered slate soils warm up early in the morning. The terrace walls then act like storage heaters, and the temperature remains high well into the evening. The result is a powerful wine with bright acidity, fine stony flavours and a hint of cream lending a silky feel. There are fresh green notes too, and it finishes on a fine, salty citrus note.
6 Bottle - 75cl £150.00
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1 Magnum - 150cl £55.00
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2019 Kirchberg GG [14 20] (HELO14219A)
One of the warmest and driest sites in the Mosel, the Kirchberg's iron-rich sandy slate soils produce a very friendly, accessible wine with generous forward yellow fruit, and a juicy slaty finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £120.00
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2019 Stolzenberg GG [15 20] (HELO15219A)
Hail hit Hatzenport in July, and only 600 litres of Stolzenberg was produced. It is intense and elegant, with a juicy yellow-fruit nose, a smoky spicy note and a darkish mineral core, leading to a well defined pithy finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £126.00
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2019 Uhlen Laubach GG [18 20] (HELO16219A)
Grey fossil-rich slate gives a supremely elegant and balanced wine, seamless and pure. The fruit is juicy and ripe, with lemon and passion fruit, supported by densely woven smoky slate flavours. The finish is intense and lean and lasts for minutes.
6 Bottle - 75cl £180.00
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1 Magnum - 150cl £65.00
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2019 Uhlen Blaufüsser Lay GG [17 20] (HELO17219A)
Blue slate soils mixed with clay give a lean, smoky dark slaty character tinged with spice. This is dense and powerful, with bright citrus and a pronounced herbal note on the long salty finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £168.00
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2019 Uhlen Roth Lay GG [11 20] (HELO20219A)
The estate's top wine, bottled long after the others and released a year later. A very pure, intense wine with great depth and complex fruit: smoky, herbal notes are joined by very ripe pink grapefruit and citrus flavours, the acidity is bright and lends tremendous energy, and there is a brooding mineral core. The finish is juicy, salty and long. Shipment Winter 2022
6 Bottle - 75cl £198.00
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1 Magnum - 150cl £71.00
1 Jeroboam - 3l - 300cl £140.00
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