Pfalz, Ahr and a few Franken 2017s


Following my reports on 2017s from Rheinhessen and Nahe plus Württemberg, this is the final report on the three-day Weinbörse tasting event hosted by the VDP and Maxime Rheinhessen at the end of April in Mainz. 

The Pfalz is the second-biggest German wine region and has more Riesling under vine than any other region in the world. Large regions tend to be a little more phlegmatic when it comes to evolution and innovation but, like the even bigger Rheinhessen, the Pfalz has shown an amazing leap in quality over the last few years. Many producers have shown themselves no...