Rheinhessen 2017s from a new association


In the 1970s the Rheinhessen used to churn out an endless stream of Liebfraumilch. It now seems to have a similarly endless supply of talented new winemakers with much more serious aspirations. 

To demonstrate this shift of emphasis from quantity to quality, Rheinhessen eV, the promotional and marketing organisation for the wines of the region, has for several years now hosted a tasting event on the eve of the two-day VDP Weinbörse showing of the latest vintage in Mainz at the end of April (on which I will be reporting). In 2018 this show of some of Rheinhessen’s most...