Rheinhessen Ortswein 2016s – new challengers


See also The picture tells the tale – Rheinhessen 2016For full details of our coverage of the excellent 2016 vintage in Germany, see this guide.

It has been said that in some regional chapters of the prestigious premium wine growers' association, the VDP, the established elite can be keener to defend their territory against talented newcomers than to encourage their efforts. Not so in Rheinhessen, where at the annual Ortswein preview, up-and-coming growers are invited to pit their dry wines in the ‘village’ category against the region’s flag-bearers. It is a friendly competition intended to raise the...