Germany's glorious 2015s – Rheingau


See also Jancis’s tasting notes from the Weinbörse in Mainz on Mosel, Nahe and Rheinhessen Rieslings

No one would deny that the Rheingau long rested on its laurels as one of Germany’s two top regions for classic Riesling in the traditional fruity and noble sweet versions when Rheinhessen, the Pfalz and the Nahe were already producing world-class dry Riesling. 

Even when Rheingau producers recognised the need to compete in this fast-growing new category, more often than not their efforts suggested that their heart wasn’t really in it. Criticism by Germany’s leading wine writers about too much reliance on sweet...