Rheingau 2011s revisited


For more tasting notes and articles, see Germany 2011 – the guide.

After a period dogged by underperforming noble estates, the Rheingau is showing real signs of energetic life. Overperformer Weingut Robert Weil has just been celebrating a massive investment programme in a shiny new winery, as has Fürst Löwenstein.

Balthasar Ress has had a makeover under Christian Ress, with wines now made by Dirk Würz, who is equally famous for his blog wuerz-wein.de, in the old co-operative winery in Hattenheim. The much more atmospheric old family winery premises have been cleverly transformed into an upmarket membership wine...