A decade of Tesch Rieslings under screwcap


You may recall that Martin Tesch of Weingut Tesch in the Nahe recently took the unusual step of leaving the VDP crack corps of German wine producers, as reported in detail by Michael Schmidt in VDP – minus four plus three last November. 

He certainly doesn’t follow the crowd, neither in the nomenclature of his wines, nor in their packaging. He claims that Weingut Tesch was the first wine producer in continental Europe to adopt the Stelvin-Lux smart, straight-sided screwcap illustrated here. Here’s why he was so enthusiastic about it when he adopted it for his 2005s: ‘The physical qualities...