If you imagine that the German system first follows the Burgundy one — multiple owners in each vineyard, and each vineyard bottled separately, the Germans simply add one layer: the wine style: fine, delicate kabinett, fresh, tangy spätlese, luscious, rounded auslese, complex and intense beerenauslese, and essency TBA. Within the selections that are made for each level, top growers make one further separation: the very best, most interesting and complex musts are reserved to make auction wine.
These micro production wines (sometimes only a few bottles for the world) are sold each September at auction in Germany. We are big fans. We taste all of the wines, make our selection, and do our best to bring a few bottles of these rarities back to Hong Kong to share.
Auction Rieslings from 2016…
With an extra nine months in bottle since I last tasted them in Germany, I’m excited to be able to revisit these and share the experience with you. These nine Mosel wines and two Nahe wines are made in the traditional, fruity style, ranging from kabinett up to auslese goldkap — these are simply not to be missed.