More marvellous 2018 Mosels - part 1

Martin Kerpen, president of the Bernkasteler Ring

A uniquely comprehensive report on a great vintage in a great wine region.  

The Bernkasteler Ring is the oldest association of growers in Germany to sell some of their best wines at auction. It will be celebrating its 120th anniversary this year with 120 friends and 120 wines at the venerable Burg Landshut above the town of Bernkastel on 24 August. President Martin Kerpen is seen here.

In all its history 2018 must have been one of the most outstanding vintages and this warranted a special effort by your humble correspondent for to assess as many of their wines...