Rheinhessen Maxime Ortsweine


Some additional tasting notes on 2018 Rheinhessen dry Rieslings, and some from Louis Guntrum. See this guide to our extensive coverage of German 2018s. 

The Maxime Herkunft Rheinhessen (MHR) association was founded in February 2017 by leading estates of Rheinhessen who were not members of the VDP but who thought it would be a good idea to adopt the VDP Rheinhessen classification with its three tiers of Gutswein (estate wine), Ortswein (wines with a communal appellation) and Lagenwein (single-vineyard wines; the VDP Federal classification, shown in the image, is further divided into Erste Lagen and Grosse Lagen). The name was...