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.






The wines

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White

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Weingut Georg Mosbacher

2018 Ungeheuer GG [44 19] (MOSB25218A)
Very old vines give a smooth vibrant wine with rounded grapefruit and ripe pear fruit, lots of zingy freshness and a very stony finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £138.00
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2018 Jesuitengarten GG [45 19] (MOSB27218A)
A very elegant, juicy rich wine, with bags of yellow fruit, pointed citrus acidity and a very fine mineral vein. There is a good deal of oak here, which will take time to be digested, but there is more than enough wine to do the job.
6 Bottle - 75cl £144.00
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2018 Langenmorgen GG [46 19] (MOSB29218A)
A new addition to the portfolio. Organically farmed vines planted in multicoloured sandstone in the best part of the vineyard give a powerful, rounded wine with ripe juicy apple and pear fruit, a lovely smooth salinity and a rounded seamlessly fine finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £144.00
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Schloss Lieser

2018 Schloss Lieser GG COLLECTION (SCLI01218A)
1 bottle each of: Doctor, Himmelreich, Niederberg Helden, Juffer-Sonnenuhr, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Goldtröpchen. A unique opportunity to sample some of the Mosel's finest terroirs, as channelled by one of its best winemakers.
6 Bottle - 75cl £245.00
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2018 Goldtropchen GG [33 19] (SCLI02218A)
Goldtröpchen is known for making powerful, rich and long-lasting wines. This is all that -the fruit is yellow and of depth and intensity, and the stony minerality provides a resonant bass note. But there is so much more to it: there is a seductive floral element, there is purity and delicacy, and the minerality is finely structured, building to a silky crescendo on the long salty finish. It is a wine of focus, energy and elegance - in short, sheer joy.
6 Bottle - 75cl £144.00
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2018 Himmelreich GG [29 19] (SCLI04218A)
One of the last acquisitions to the Lieser portfolio. This is forward, floral and ripe, with vibrant, delicately wrought fruit and a fresh creamy saltiness on the long finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £144.00
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2018 Juffer GG [28 19] (SCLI06218A)
The floral fruit seems a little delicate at first, but you quickly realise that it is more than a match for the intense slaty mineral flavours; the tension between them drives through to a juicy, salty finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £135.00
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2018 Niederberg Helden GG [30 19] (SCLI07218A)
The Helden vineyard is the heart of Schloss Lieser, and comprises its largest single vineyard holding. It gives powerful, mineral-driven and long-lived wines that are packed with flavour. This year it is an effortless and harmonious joy: seamless, smooth and elegant, with yellow fruit, a hint of fresh herbs, massive mineral stony power, great depth and a long succulent finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £144.00
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2018 Juffer-Sonnenuhr GG [31 19] (SCLI08218A)
There is pure floral and citrus fruit here, and what can only be described as liquid slate, an intense dark minerality of melting finesse that grows in richness and volume towards the very long finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £144.00
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2018 Wehlener Sonnenuhr GG [32 19] (SCLI09218A)
Hugh Johnson once wrote about the inevitability of great art, and here it is: everything is here, and all in perfect balance: floral, beautifully elegant fruit, very fine angular minerality and a silky, creamy saltiness that builds and builds. The tension between the two gives the wine great energy, but it is so gentle, so elegant, that it takes your breath away. Here comes the sun, I say.
6 Bottle - 75cl £144.00
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Weingut Schäfer-Fröhlich

2018 Stromberg GG (SFRO76218A)
The steep rocky volcanic soils of Stromberg are the site of the estate's oldest vines, half of them eighty-five years old. Not surprising then, that the wine is intense, with a dry, smoky stone core, but balanced by intense yellow fruit, vibrant citrus acidity and a long fine salty finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £228.00
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2018 Frühlingsplätzchen GG (SFRO77218A)
Hard red slate gives an elegant wine with pronounced dark earthy flavours, redcurrant fruits, a spicy note, vibrant lemony acidity and a firm salty finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £210.00
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2018 Halenberg GG (SFRO78218A)
Fine weathered blue slate has produced a wine of amazing clarity. A knot of rich juicy blueberry fruit is completed by racy lemony acidity and a long smoky finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £228.00
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2018 Kupfergrube GG (SFRO79218A)
Kupfergrube - on the site of an old copper mine - is a narrow strip of vineyard between the river and a steep volcanic cliff, and has correspondingly little airflow. The rocks reflect and store heat, and the grapes have riper flavours even when they have the same must weight as those in other vineyards. This year it has produced the most charming wine in the portfolio: it is flowing, effortless and elegant, with red fruits, clearly delineated vibrant citrus fruit and a steely, salty stony finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £228.00
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2018 Felsenberg GG [18 19] (SFRO80218A)
Felsenberg's position next to the river makes its vines reach maturity quickly. This also means the vineyard is susceptible to fog, and as the damp air softens the grapes, it is crucial to harvest at the right moment. Tim Fröhlich is all over it, with the result that his wine is less weighty than that of other growers. There is power here, of course, from the rich soils, but the racy citrus acidity keeps it light on its feet, and there are seductive herbal notes on the long fine saline finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £210.00
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2018 Felseneck GG [22 19] (SFRO82218A)
The estate's flagship, and always the shyest in youth. It is very elegant and melting, slaty and pure, cool and fresh, and there are green notes of mint and nettles to complement the yellow fruit, culminating in a very fine salty bitter finish. An absolute cracker.
6 Bottle - 75cl £246.00
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Weingut Willi Schaefer

2018 Himmelreich GG [12 19] (SHAE04218A)
Christoph Schaefer has not made a GG since 2012, mainly because in other years he feared there was too much acidity, but in 2018 the balance was just right, so the grapes normally destined for an Auslese were fermented dry. It is a typical Schaefer wine: pure, fine and mineral-driven. The nose is creamy and floral, and in the mouth there is very juicy crisp acidity, a lovely flowing texture to the yellow fruit and a very fine salty minerality framing ? and keeping in check ? the ripeness of the vintage. The finish is salty and extremely long.
6 Bottle - 75cl £132.00
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3 Magnum - 150cl £150.00
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