SCHAFER-FROHLICH

Text by Linden Wilkie, 15 April 2022

Located in Bockenau in the Nahe region, Weingut Schäfer-Fröhlich is one of Germany greatest wine estates, particularly famous for its dry Rieslings – especially the "GG"s.

Like Helmut Dönnhoff, who one generation earlier, brought the Nahe region to world attention, Tim Fröhlich is has brought the 200 years of his family’s winemaking to the front rank, with many accolades. Debuting in the mid-1990s, by the 2000s he had been named the Gault-Millau "rising star", and in 2010 it’s "winemaker of the year".

The key here is old vines on great terroir, low yields, precise work in the vineyards and winery, natural native yeast fermentation in stainless steel, producing Riesling of grace, balance, and a super fine sense of precision and detail.

The focus is on the dry style. Our entry point is the VDP Ortswein 2020 "Shiefergestein" Bockenaur Riesling Trocken, a dry wine from the estate’s blue slate soils (Felseneck), which give elegance and minerality, and the VDP Gutswein 2020 and 2018 "Vulkangestein" Riesling Trocken from volcanic soils (Felsenberg and Stromberg). Both of these wines come from "GG" (grand cru / "grosses gëwachs") vineyards, but from younger vines – 15~30 years old, therefore declassified by Schäfer-Fröhlich. Try these two expressions side by side to get a sense of the principal terroirs differences, and the house style. These are going to be perfect for summer!

There is also a small amount of the classic fruity style Riesling made here. Try the 2018 Bockenauer Felseneck Spätlese. I have known the wines of Schäfer-Fröhlich for many years and long been a fan, so I am delighted that we are now representing them in Hong Kong. This selection has been shipped direct from the estate. In addition, I have over the years bought small quantities of their special "Auktion wine" entries from time to time. Have a look at the intense, higher-prädikat fruity style selections below too – 2016 and 2013 Felseneck Auslese Goldkapsel Auktion. 2011 and 2006 Felseneck Beerenauslese Goldkapsel Auktion, and 2008 Felseneck Eiswein Goldkapsel Auktion.

The estate’s dry Riesling grand crus – GGs – are what has put them on the map. We have four to show you –

  • Schlossbockelheimer Kupfergrube, from volcanic soil, vines here are almost 60 years old. The terroir here is porphyry, igneous rock.
  • Schlossbockeheimer Felsenberg, from volcanic soil, a near neighbour to the Kupfergrube. vines over 35 years old. The terroir here is also porphyry rock.
  • Bockenauer Stromberg, from volcanic soil, from very old vines, some pre-phylloxera, over 80 years old. This is also a monopole vineyard, the vines are on the south side, while the north side is a former stone mine.
  • Bockenauer Felseneck, from blue Davonian slate soil, with some basalt and quartz, vines over 35 years old. The estate is a large owner here, and if people know Felseneck they know Schäfer-Fröhlich, and if they know Schäfer-Fröhlich they know Felseneck.

Finally, there is a red! The 2017 Bockenauer Spätburgunder "R" Trocken, is Pinot Noir, from 30+ year old vines on blue slate soil (minerality and elegance), made in the Burgundy style, about 85% de-stemmed, native yeast fermentation, and aged in regular size French oak barrels. A must try!

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Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2016 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Auslese Goldkapsel Auktion 375 BOTTLE 6 6 1,600 - HK
2005 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Beerenauslese 375 BOTTLE 1 1 1,200 - SHOP
2005 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Beerenauslese Goldkapsel 375 BOTTLE 2 2 1,600 - HK
2006 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Beerenauslese Goldkapsel Auktion 375 BOTTLE 3 3 3,000 - HK
2008 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Eiswein Goldkapsel Auktion 375 BOTTLE 3 3 3,500 WA96 SHOP
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Grosses Gewachs 750 BOTTLE 24 24 650 - HK
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Grosses Gewachs 750 BOTTLE 3 3 650 - SHOP
2021 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Grosses Gewachs 750 BOTTLE 120 120 600 WA98 HK-P
2021 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Kabinett 750 BOTTLE 78 78 240 WA90 HK-P
2018 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Spatlese 750 BOTTLE 63 63 240 WA91 HK
2018 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Spatlese 750 BOTTLE 4 4 240 WA91 SHOP
2005 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Trockenbeerenauslese 375 BOTTLE 2 2 3,800 - HK
2017 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Spatburgunder Trocken 'R' 750 BOTTLE 40 40 550 WA91 HK
2017 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Spatburgunder Trocken 'R' 750 BOTTLE 4 4 550 WA91 SHOP
2017 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Spatburgunder Trocken 'R' 750 BOTTLE 90 90 550 WA91 HK-P
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Stromberg Grosses Gewachs 750 BOTTLE 43 43 600 - HK
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Stromberg Grosses Gewachs 750 BOTTLE 3 3 600 - SHOP
2021 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Stromberg Grosses Gewachs 750 BOTTLE 120 120 600 WA98 HK-P
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Schiefergestein Bockenauer Trocken 750 BOTTLE 90 90 280 - HK
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Schiefergestein Bockenauer Trocken 750 BOTTLE 4 4 280 - SHOP
2021 Schafer-Frohlich - Schiefergestein Bockenauer Trocken 750 BOTTLE 120 120 280 - HK-P
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Schlossbockelheimer Felsenberg Grosses Gewachs 750 BOTTLE 26 26 600 - HK
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Schlossbockelheimer Felsenberg Grosses Gewachs 750 BOTTLE 3 3 600 - SHOP
2021 Schafer-Frohlich - Schlossbockelheimer Felsenberg Grosses Gewachs 750 BOTTLE 120 120 600 - HK-P
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Schlossbockelheimer Kupfergrube Grosses Gewachs 750 BOTTLE 17 17 600 WA94+ HK
2016 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Auslese Goldkapsel Auktion
375 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,600 / BTL 6 BTL available
Bottle size
375
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
-
Location
HK
2005 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Beerenauslese
375 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 1,200 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
375
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2005 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Beerenauslese Goldkapsel
375 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,600 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
375
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
-
Location
HK
2006 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Beerenauslese Goldkapsel Auktion
375 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 3,000 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
375
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
3,000
Score
-
Location
HK
2008 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Eiswein Goldkapsel Auktion
375 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 3,500 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
375
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
3,500
Score
WA96
Location
SHOP
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Grosses Gewachs
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 650 / BTL 24 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
24
Qty of btl
24
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Grosses Gewachs
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 650 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
650
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2021 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Grosses Gewachs
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 600 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
600
Score
WA98
Location
HK-P
2021 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Kabinett
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 240 / BTL 78 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
78
Qty of btl
78
Btl price (HKD)
240
Score
WA90
Location
HK-P
2018 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Spatlese
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 240 / BTL 63 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
63
Qty of btl
63
Btl price (HKD)
240
Score
WA91
Location
HK
2018 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Spatlese
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 240 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
240
Score
WA91
Location
SHOP
2005 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Trockenbeerenauslese
375 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 3,800 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
375
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
3,800
Score
-
Location
HK
2017 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Spatburgunder Trocken 'R'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 550 / BTL 40 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
40
Qty of btl
40
Btl price (HKD)
550
Score
WA91
Location
HK
2017 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Spatburgunder Trocken 'R'
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 550 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
550
Score
WA91
Location
SHOP
2017 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Spatburgunder Trocken 'R'
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 550 / BTL 90 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
90
Qty of btl
90
Btl price (HKD)
550
Score
WA91
Location
HK-P
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Stromberg Grosses Gewachs
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 600 / BTL 43 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
43
Qty of btl
43
Btl price (HKD)
600
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Stromberg Grosses Gewachs
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 600 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
600
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2021 Schafer-Frohlich - Bockenauer Stromberg Grosses Gewachs
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 600 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
600
Score
WA98
Location
HK-P
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Schiefergestein Bockenauer Trocken
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 280 / BTL 90 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
90
Qty of btl
90
Btl price (HKD)
280
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Schiefergestein Bockenauer Trocken
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 280 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
280
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2021 Schafer-Frohlich - Schiefergestein Bockenauer Trocken
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 280 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
280
Score
-
Location
HK-P
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Schlossbockelheimer Felsenberg Grosses Gewachs
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 600 / BTL 26 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
26
Qty of btl
26
Btl price (HKD)
600
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Schlossbockelheimer Felsenberg Grosses Gewachs
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 600 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
600
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2021 Schafer-Frohlich - Schlossbockelheimer Felsenberg Grosses Gewachs
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 600 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
600
Score
-
Location
HK-P
2020 Schafer-Frohlich - Schlossbockelheimer Kupfergrube Grosses Gewachs
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 600 / BTL 17 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
17
Qty of btl
17
Btl price (HKD)
600
Score
WA94+
Location
HK
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HK-Shop / available for in-store purchase in Sai Ying Pun.
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