2018 German Grosse Gewächse & 2017 Pinot Noir
We are delighted to release our offer of 2018 Grosses Gewächs and 2017 German Pinot Noirs.
The 2018s are tasting better and better. They have settled down and are becoming smooth and integrated, revealing the great charm of youth as well as potential for long ageing. As befits a warm year, they are rich and muscular, but they possess a vibrant balancing acidity which keeps them fresh and true to their terroirs.
2017 is a brilliant vintage for reds. They are concentrated and pure, with delightful red berry fruit. They offer excellent early drinking, and the more serious ones will give pleasure for many years to come.
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2018 Uhlen Laubach GG [10 19] (HELO16218A)
Grey fossil-rich slate gives a supremely elegant and balanced wine, seamless and pure. It is juicy and very fruity, and underneath the smoky flavours there is a lean mineral streak that lends length and intensity.
2018 Uhlen Blaufüsser Lay GG [09 19] (HELO17218A)
Blue slate soils mixed with clay give a smoky dark slaty character tinged with spice. This is very powerful, well defined with lots of energy and herbal character, and an intensely stony salty finish.
2018 Uhlen Roth Lay GG (HELO20218A)
The estate's top wine, bottled long after the others and released a year later.
2018 Hütte GG (HOVE76218A)
2018 Scharzhofberg GG [14 19] (HOVE80218A)
The Saar's most famous vineyard gives a lean, powerful wine with vibrant ripe pear fruit, juicy citrus acidity and a very salty spicy finish.
2018 Goldberg [15 19] (KNEW42218A)
From a warmer site, with a higher clay content in the soil. The fruit is rich and fat, but there is a cooling smooth stony minerality and a brisk lemony acidity that keeps it pure, lean and elegant.
2018 Hundertgulden [19 19] (KNEW46218A)
So named because of the prices it once fetched, this vineyard is made up of chalky loam on a limestone base. It is a precise, finely wrought, lean and flinty wine with fresh herb notes, vibrant citrus acidity and a long, lean and very smooth salty finish.
2018 Steinacker [18 19] (KNEW48218A)
Red soils give a herbal, crisp lemony wine with notes of fresh nettles and redcurrants to go with the ripe yellow orchard fruit, and as the vineyard name suggests, there is a powerful stony finish.
2018 Ölberg GG [50 19] (KUHL34218A)
The south-east orientation of the Ölberg ensures a lot of sun, giving an open, elegant wine with fine yellow fruit and a salty richness building to a long melting finish.
2018 Pettenthal GG [52 19] (KUHL36218A)
A dense, smoky linear wine with lovely definition: clear red and ripe yellow fruit, bright citrus flavours, a cooling green herbal note and a long salty oak-tinged finish.
2018 Hipping GG [51 19] (KUHL38218A)
A smoky, floral nose - mainly orange blossom - leads to explosive orchard fruit with racy citrus acidity and a melting core of fine stony salty fruit.
2018 Kupp Fass 18 GG [18 19] (LAUE32218A)
A fresh slaty wine of great density, with loads of juicy citrus, melting ripe apple and yellow orchard fruit, and a silky stony minerality that builds to a long and satisfying salty finish.
2018 Schonfels Fass 11 GG [11 19] (LAUE34218A)
An inviting perfumed citrus- and smoke-laden nose yields to rounded elegant fine silky fruit and a beautifully elegant flowing salty mineral finish. A gorgeous wine.
2018 Saarfeilser Fass 13 GG [13 19] (LAUE36218A)
From the estate's warmest site, a steep west-facing slope directly on the river. A powerful ripe wine this year, with a gentle smoky note that tempers the juicy rich yellow fruit, green tea and spice flavours.
2018 Himmelspfad Silvaner GG [15 19] (MAYR40218A)
From the warmest part of the Langenberg vineyard, which is composed primarily of fossil-rich fine limestone. The soil is poor, and the vines are the estate's oldest, at fifty-five, which keeps yields correspondingly low. The only hint that it was a warm year is the smooth yellow fruit, the rest is pure terroir: this is an effortlessly elegant, lean, pure and floral wine, with a fine density. To balance the ripeness, there is a pronounced slightly bitter stoniness that builds to a crescendo on the finish, leaving a pleasant sensation of heat behind it.
2018 Rothlauf Silvaner GG [16 19] (MAYR42218A)
From the best parcel of a cooler vineyard in neighbouring Thüngersheim, the Johannisberg, which features the same fossil-rich limestone, but here mixed with multicoloured sandstone. The wine is aged in equal parts in steel, concrete egg and wood, and shows how this often under-rated varietal can be an excellent foil for terroir. It is smooth and ripe, with focussed yellow fruit, a hint of lychee, a touch of oak and a beautifully detailed stony mineral element that lasts to the very long juicy finish.
2018 Freundstück GG [42 19] (MOSB24218A)
Ungeheuer means monster, and the wines from this vineyard are often monumental. But the power is easily handled by the vibrant yellow fruit and beautifully fine citrus acidity, joined by a little oak and a big hit of tightly wound salty minerality on the long finish. There is a lovely energy here, a flowing ripeness and purity that makes it particularly appealing.
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