Grosses Gewächs 2013 – part 1


This first report on the just-released 2013 GG German wines includes 69 reviews of 2013 Rieslings from the Mosel, Nahe, Saale-Unstrut, Mittelrhein and Rheinhessen. Michael Schmidt's two further reports on 2013 whites from other regions and some 2012 reds follow on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. For the rest of our coverage of Germany's 2013s, see our guide. Our picture shows the front row at the Wiesbaden GG tasting held at the end of August, Caro Maurer MW and Stephan Reinhardt.

When critics first dismissed the 2010 vintage as below average in terms of quality, they were rightly called to...