Ahr reds – mainly 2014s


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Spätburgunder from the Ahr Valley has achieved international acclaim on the back of just a handful of names. Estates such as Stodden and Meyer-Näkel have won prestigious awards and beaten competition from Burgundy and other Pinot Noir hotspots in blind tastings. The wines of their VDP colleagues Adeneuer, Deutzerhof, Kreuzberg and Nelles are sought after by top restaurants and wine merchants.

Nevertheless they are not the only ones to...