(2020) Organic and biodynamic certified, and vegan-friendly, this Rheinhessen wine is 100% Chardonnay, grown on estate vineyards. Note the fully ripe 14% alcohol, in a bone-dry style. There's a touch of gold to the colour, and to the aromas too: golden delicious apples, a little burnished nuttiness, and a buttery richness. Oak is very discreet. On the palate it is full-textured and mouth-filling, there's plenty of pithy lemon and apple core dry acidity to maintain its direction and focus, and just hints of more tropical, mango and peach fruit, draped on the mid-palate. Savage Vines Subscribers' price: £11.96
(1999) Lovely, distinctive grapefruit and orange aromas with flowery, herbal notes. Superbly balanced on the palate with honey, apricot and nectarine, and luscious, mouth-filling texture. Fine acidity, long and superb.
(1999) This is dry German Riesling ("trocken" means dry). Pale straw/gold colour. Alluring aromas of lime and mineral salts, but also plush fig and peach fruit. There is a beautiful sweetness of fruit on the palate with fine, ripe pear and apple flavours and some bitter-orange notes. The acidity is bracing, but totally at one with the fruit and not overpowering the long, pure and delicious finish. Lovely, clean stuff.