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Jakob Tennstedt 2018 Mosel Riesling Perlmutt

Though this is bottled under the name Perlmutt,this derives from the cool Taubenhaus parcel that has Tennstedt has subsequently given up as too much work even on this small scale. The 2018 has a yellow-golden robe (some skin contact, one presumes). The nose is redolent of bee pollen, bees wax, chamomile, spearmint, and bergamot. Decidedly dry and sinuous, with stone fruit and apple skin flavors underlain with salty and iron-like mineral structure and striking acidity for the vintage and a long incandescent finish. What is so surprising is the dynamism and energy here. There's an aliveness that's hard to describe, but it's compelling and beckons the next sip. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Koehler-Ruprecht 2017 Pfalz Kallstadter Saumagen Ries Spatlese Trocken 'R'

Lemon curd, shells, minerality and a slight hint of coming maturity on the nose. On the palate there's delicious, barely emerging secondary character and racy, Chablis-like focused minerality

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $149.99

  • Organic

Leitz 2019 Rheingau Rüdesheimer Roseneck Riesling Gr Gewach

The western section of the vineyard where this Riesling is sourced is incredibly rocky and one of the steepest sites in Germany. Grapes have been cultivated from this site since the year 1200 and the historical name "Katerloch," or “Devil’s Hole,” is the amphitheater portion of the mountain that appears as though it was carved out of the slope of the Rüdesheimer Berg.Wines sourced from this site are always the coolest and leanest of Leitz's GGs, with intense citrus acidity and minty qualities to balance the firm acidity. The vinification and aging in 1200L German oak casks extenuate the heavy quartzite soils, further enhancing minerality. Showing intense minty herbaceous notes with a faint whiff of petrol, the 2019 is crystaline and ethereal despite it's serious minerality.  A long, saline finish with gobs of citrus peel and green apple.  Although you could drink now, this will hold for well over a  decade so stock up! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $59.99

Leitz, Josef 2019 Rheingau Rüdesheimer Rosengarten Riesling GG

The Rosengarten site is located around the oldest castle complex in the Middle Rhine Valley. The  Riesling vines are on average 35 years old and the soil here is characterized by deep, calcareous loess. The nose offers up passion fruit and yellow citrus aromas joined by a fine petrol note accompanied by a cool quartzite minerality.  The palate reveals a refreshing acidity that  literally dances in the mouth with the creamy texture of the wood, followed by the intensely powerful, stony minerality. Not for the faint of heart, this Riesling will reward fattier food pairings such as tuna, swordfish, lobster, fowl, pork and veal dishes. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

Leitz, Josef 2021 Rheingau QbA Trocken Riesling Eins Zwei Dry

 Medium-bodied and slightly saline, this is a clean, elegant and very pleasurable Riesling. Bright citrus notes such as vibrant tangerine, ruby grapefruit with juicy peach explode on the nose, whilst stony mineral notes tickle the palate. With a crisp finish, that leaves your taste buds wanting more, this wine is just asking to be drunk over and over again. The Eins Zwei Dry has really good concentration, which makes this wine age worthy... pretty remarkable for an entry-level wine!

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $18.99

Schaefer, Willi 2019 Mosel Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #11 375ml

The 2019 Graacher Domprobst Auslese #11 is filigreed and racy for the pradikat, showing all the verve and brightness of the vintage. The nose shows a touch of sponti, but time in the glass reveals pretty aromas of pear skin, orange blossom, peach nectar, and cool mint leaves. There's a delicate honeyed sweetness that dances across the palate balanced by pitch-perfect acidity and waves of luscious stone fruit and citrus flavors with a subtle herbal undercurrent. Framing this is a zesty, mouthwatering stoniness leading to impeccable balance even at this young age. This is already lovely, but this will dazzle when mature in 8-10 years and for decades beyond. An emotionally gratifying wine! John McIlwain

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $74.99

Stein 2021 Mosel Rosé Trocken

Pale salmon robe. Fresh and luminous on the palate with wild strawberry, cranberry, shiso leaf on the nose. The lightweight palate (bantamweight?) offers bright hedge fruit and pomegranate flavors with an impossibly stony core. How can something so light carry some much mineral tang? Each sip is a geology lesson. This one is for all you rockers! Highly recommended from both a refreshment and  compelling minerality standpoint.  John McIlwain // Tech notes from VomBoden website: From steep slate soils; direct press and saignée; Pinot Noir with approximately 20% Cabernet and Merlot; élevage (aging) all stainless.

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $72.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 8 in stock
  • $69.99