German 2020 releases – Rheingau

Rheingau Prinz von Hessen labels

See this guide to our unrivalled coverage of German 2019s. Thanks to the sheer number of wines submitted, the Rheingau rather overwhelmed Michael, who gave first prize for labelling to the Prinz von Hessen estate.

With its mere 3,191 ha (7,885 acres) of vineyards representing barely 3% of Germany’s area under vine, the Rheingau turned out to be the region that submitted the most 2019s for me to taste at home this year – in lieu of the usual big Weinbörse tasting in April in Mainz. This is due to the fact that the VDP Rheingau chapter has more members...