Germany’s diversity in eight wines

A quick tasting of eight different German wines showing some of the diversity of this country’s wine scene

Sander Cosmic Beetle Pinot Blanc 2018 Rhienhessen, Germany
Tight, fresh and stony with a mineral edge to the citrus and pear fruit. Dry. 88/100

Horst Sauer Eschendorffer Lump Silvaner S. Trocken 2018 Franconia, Germany
Dry and quite mineral with a smoky edge to the fresh citrus fruits. Has a lot of mineral character. Very Silvaner. 92/100

Oliver Zeter Sauvignon Blanc Fumé 2017 Pfalz, Germany
Smoky grapefruit here with some woody hints adding a bit of warmth. Midweight with a nice savoury edge and fine details. Juicy and focused. 90/100

Tesch Queen of Whites Riesling Trocken 2016 Nahe, Germany
Dry, pithy and mineral with nice density. Citrussy with some structure. This has lovely purity. Dry and mineral.  91/100

AJ Adam Riesling Feinherb ‘In de Sangrei’ 2017 Mosel, Germany
Grapefruit, lemon and spice here. Lovely acidity and nice expressive focused fruit. Lovely concentration and complexity. 93/100

SA Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett Grosse Lage 2008 Mosel
Concentrated and slightly honeyed with nice spice and citrus and herb notes. Has some richness and depth with a subtle creaminess and some appley hints on the finish. Has a bit of sweetness. 93/100

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir 2017 Pfalz, Germany
Juicy cherries and berries with a spicy, savoury edge. Has a nice sweet and sour personality. 89/100

Petri Pinot Noir 2017 Pfalz, Germany
Ripe and sweetly fruited with a sour cherry edge to the attractive, rounded berry fruits. Nice spiciness here. 91/100

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