Monday, February 19, 2018

Cellar Tour and Tasting at Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz in Siebeldingen, Pfalz, with Hansjörg and Valentin Rebholz and Sabine Wagner - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Picture: In the Cellar of Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz, Siebeldingen, Pfalz, with Hansjörg and Valentin Rebholz

Hansjörg and Birgit Rebholz, the third generation of the Rebholz family continue what the founder, the Ökonomierat Eduard Rebholz began: producing highly individualistic wines by working as close as possible with nature. The Rebholz wines are crystal clear, sharp, clean, simply beautiful in their transparency and underscore the individuality of the terroir, the climate, and the grape.

Valentin Rebholz showed us around in the cellar and Sabine Wagner, former German Wine Princess, conducted the tasting. Hansjörg Rebholz joined us during the cellar tour.

Pictures: Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz in Siebeldingen, Pfalz

Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz

Hansjörg and Birgit Rebholz, the third generation of the Rebholz family, continue what the founder, the Ökonomierat Eduard Rebholz began: producing highly individualistic wines by working as close as possible with nature.

Hansjörg Rebholz was Winemaker of the Year 2013 (Falstaff) and Winemaker of the Year 2002 (Gault Millau). Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz has the top 5 out of 5 grapes rating in the Gault Millau (with 10 other winemakers). Also, Hansjörg Rebholz is one of the movers and shakers in the Grosses Gewächs movement in Germany.

Picture: Annette and Christian Schiller with Hansjörg and Birgit Rebholz at Prowein 2015 in Düsseldorf

Ökonomierat Eduard Rebholz

Eduard Rebholz (1889 – 1966), an Oekonomierat (Economic Counsellor), became well-known as an advocate of the natural wine school of thought. Eduard took great exception to the then contemporary taste in wine and countered the unnatural, artificially sweetened blends with his idea of natural wine. His doctrine that good vinification could do without chaptalization, without “Süßreserve” (the adding of sweet/unfermented grape juice), or structural changes to the wine due to cellar techniques, influenced the work of the succeeding generations.

A trained scientist he researched climate, soils in the vineyards and the appropriate varietals, harvesting periods redefined, methods of vinification replaced by its own strict rules. He even included in his research practical experience of winegrowers in other regions. All of this forms the foundation of the Rebholz style.

Pictures: Hansjörg Rebholz, Birgit Rebholz and (son) Hans Rebholz, Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz, in Mainz at the Gault Millau 2016 Awards Ceremony: Bester Weißer Burgunder: 2014 Chardonnay »R« Ökonomierat Rebholz, see: Germany’s Best Winemakers and Wines – Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2016 Awards: The Awards Ceremony in Mainz, Germany

Terroirs

There are three distinct terroirs in the estate’s vineyards. In the Süd-Pfalz, where the estate is located, limestone terroir rules and it is ubiquitously present in one part of the Im Sonnenschein (or in the sunshine) vineyard where Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and to lesser amounts Pinot Gris and estate specialties Gewürztraminer and Muskateller are planted.

In the Ganzhorn, a small parcel of the same site the estates Riesling excels. It performs the minor miracle of exquisite peach, apple and apricot aromas sourced from the deluvial shingle of the Queich Brook.

Pictures: In the Cellar of Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz, Siebeldingen, Pfalz, with Hansjörg and Valentin Rebholz

Rebholz’ oldest vineyard, the Albertsweiler Latt, in Albersweil was planted to Gewurztraminer in 1947. The vines are trellised on pergolas because at the time, Hansjorg’s grandfather believed the region had a similar climate to Tuscany.

Last but not least there is the Kastanienbusch (or chestnut bush), one of the steepest and highest slopes in the Pfalz at 300 meters, on red slate soil that is unusual in the region. This iron-rich, well-draining soil produce wines of great concentration. It simply produces some of the greatest dry Rieslings not only in Germany – but anywhere.

The estate’s 22 ha are farmed bio-dynamically with a production of about 10,000 cases.

Pictures: In the Cellar of Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz, Siebeldingen, Pfalz, with Hansjörg and Valentin Rebholz

Natural Wine

Hansjörg Rebholz: For more than 50 years, we've been making wines containing only what nature intended for them. We do not chaptalize our wines (the addition of sugar prior to fermentation in order to increase the alcohol content), nor do we use a 'Süßreserve' (unfermented grape must added to the finished wine prior to bottling).

We are proud that despite these strict and self-imposed restrictions, our name has regularly come out on top of numerous and international tastings and competitions. This continued success serves as a constant reminder for us that while we may not have chosen the easy path, for us it is indeed the right one.

Working as close to nature as possible — nothing more, nothing less. This is what we believe makes a natural wine. It is our mantra, our philosophy and our goal in the vineyard. In practice, our long established principles and methods align closely with sustainable winegrowing.

Pictures: Pressing

For starters, we've been following organic guidelines in our vineyards since 2005. In an effort to promote a healthy ecosystem and to protect the environment, we also forgo the use of herbicides, synthetic fungicides and mineral fertilizers. We use only organic techniques and materials that promote healthy plants, helping the vines grow strong and prosper naturally. While these methods involve more time and effort, it is a price we willingly accept in order to best protect and preserve the biodiversity within our vineyard.

We believe that this work directly impacts the quality of our wines. Each terroir is defined by its own distinct native flora and fauna, the living organisms in the soil, the natural topsoil and a certain capacity on the part of the vines and their roots to tap into and work with these elements. By nurturing a more natural ecosystem in the soil, we help the vines better express the distinct character of their terroir in their fruit, and thus ultimately in our wines. And that's exactly what we're after.

Pictures: Vintage 2017 Tasting from Tank with Valentin Rebholz

Even so, fine wine is only one reason why we pursue sustainability. We see it as our social responsibility to preserve nature, first and foremost our vineyards but also the larger world around us. We never allow ourselves to forget that we are mere stewards for the generations to come.

Our wines conform to the published standards of the EU Eco Regulation and have earned EU organic certification. All of our wines bear the Öko-Kontroll number DE-ÖKO-003.

Pictures: Tasting with Birgit Rebholz and Sabine Wagner

The Wines we Tasted

2016 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Muskateller trocken VDP.Gutswein


2016 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Riesling vom Buntsandstein trocken VDP.Ortswein

2016 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Riesling vom Rotliegenden trocken VDP.Ortswein

2016 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Frankweiler Biengarten Riesling trocken VDP.Erste Lage

2016 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Ganzhorn im Sonnenschein Riesling GG trocken VDP.Grosse Lage

2016 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Im Sonnenschein Riesling GG trocken VDP.Grosse Lage

2016 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Kastanienbusch Riesling GG trocken VDP.Grosse Lage

2011 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Kastanienbusch Riesling GG trocken VDP.Grosse Lage


2016 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Weisser Burgunder vom Lösslehm trocken VDP.Ortswein

2016 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Siebeldinger Weisser Burgunder vom Muschelkalk trocken VDP.Ortswein

2013 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Im Sonnenschein Weisser Burgunder GG VDP.Grosse Lage


2014 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Siebeldinger Spätburgunder vom Muschelkalk trocken VDP.Ortswein

2011 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Im Sonnenschein Spätburgunder GG VDP.Grosse Lage


13 Impressive Wines


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Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

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The Music of the A Cappella Ensemble "Männer und Tenöre" and the Wines of Weingut Aufricht, Lake Constance, Baden, with Manfred Aufricht - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

The Evolving Structure of the Wine Industry in Germany – The Case of the Lake Constance Region

Schloss Salem at Lake Constance in Germany: A Museum, a School and a Wine Estate

Visit of Schloss Salem, Kirche Birnau and Weingut Markgraf von Baden - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

The Wines of the Markgräflerland (Baden): Tasting and Cellar Tour at Weingut Löffler - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Tasting and Cellar Tour at Weingut Stigler, Baden, with Andreas, Regina and Max Stigler - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Dinner at Restaurant Schwarzer Adler, 1 Star Michelin, Oberbergen, Kaiserstuhl, Baden - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars and Wine Taverns in Freiburg, Baden, Germany

The World Class Wines of Alsace

In the world class white wine region Alsace

Tasting at Domaine Marcel Deiss in Bergheim, Alsace - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Lunch in Alsace: Wistube du Sommelier in Bergheim and L’Epicurien in Colmar - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Tasting at Domaine Dirler-Cadé with Jean Pierre Dirler and Ludevine Dirler-Cadé - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Tour and Tasting at Domaines Schlumberger in Guebwiller, Alsace - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Tour and Tasting at Hugel in Riquewhir, Alsace, with Jean Frédéric Hugel - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Dinner at the 1 Michelin Star Restaurant L’Achémille in Kaysersberg, with Owner/ Chef Jérome Jaegle - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Wine Lunch at Weingut Jülg with Johannes Jülg – Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

Tasting at Maison Jülg in Seebach, Alsace, with Peter Jülg - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Schiller's Favorite (Wine-) Restaurants in Deidesheim in the Pfalz, Germany


Cellar Tour and Tasting at Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz in Siebeldingen, Pfalz, with Valentin Rebholz and Sabine Wagner - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Cellar Tour and Tasting at Weingut Münzberg – Lothar Kesseler & Söhne in Landau-Godramstein, Pfalz, with Friedrich and Gunter Kesseler

Cellar Tour and Tasting at Weingut Rings in Freinsheim, Pfalz, with Andi Rings

Tasting at Weingut Krebs in Freinsheim, Pfalz, with Jürgen Krebs

Tasting at Sekthaus Raumland in Flörsheim-Dalsheim, Rheinhessen, with Heide-Rose and Volker Raumland

Cellar Tour and Wine Tasting with Philipp Wittmann and Eva Clüsserath-Wittmann at Weingut Wittmann in Westhofen – Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2014)

Cellar Tourvisit and Tasting at Weingut Gröbe in Westhofen, Rheinhessen, with Fritz Gröbe

Cellar Tour and Wine Pairing Lunch at Weingut Louis Guntrum in Nierstein, Rheinhessen, with Konstantin and Stephanie Guntrum

Friday, February 16, 2018

Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland/ Germany 2018: The Climbers

Picture: Climber - Annette and Christian Schiller at the Rieslingfeier 2017 in New York City with Clemens Busch, Weingut Clemens Busch, Mosel. See: The Annual "Slaughterhouse" Riesling Feast in New York: Rieslingfeier 2017, USA

The Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2018 was released on Monday, November 27, 2017, in Munich, jointly with the Gault Millau Deutschland 2018, which is food guide and rates restaurants and chefs.

This posting lists the climbers in the top categories of each of the German 13 wine regions. The winemaker that were promoted are marked as "Aufsteiger". For information, each of the listed categories also includes those winemakers that did not move up (but stayed put or moved down).

The number of climbers is unusually large. This is due to the fact that the tasting team changed completely for the Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2018 as the Zabert + Sandmann Verlag purchased the Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland publishing license in June 2017.

Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2018

The Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2018 was released on Monday, November 27, 2017, in Munich, jointly with the Gault Millau Deutschland 2018, which is food guide and rates restaurants and chefs. 3 days earlier, the Vinum WeinGuide Deutschland 2018 was released in Mainz.

Interestingly, the Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2018 (24th issue) and the Vinum WeinGuide Deutschland 2018 (1st issue) share a common history.

The Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2018 was published by the Zabert + Sandmann Verlag, which had aquired the license for the Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland from the Christian Verlag in June 2017, which had published the Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2017.

A year ago, when the Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2017 was published by the Christian Verlag, Joel B. Payne was the Editor-in-Chief and Carsten S. Henn his Deputy. Joel B. Payne was at the helm of the Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland since its first issue in 1994 (earlier with Armin Diel).

Picture: Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2018

Against the background of the transfer of the licence to publish the Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland from the Christian Verlag to the Zabert + Sandmann Verlag Joel B. Payne stayed with the Christian Verlag, brought on board the Vinum Journal and managed - along with his Deputy Carsten S. Henn as well as his well established team of taster - to continue publishing a wine guide, under a new name: The Vinum WeinGuide Deutschland. I attended the release event of the latter and have reported about it here:

The Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2018 was put togather by a newly established team of tasters, all of them highly regarded, led by Editor-in-Chief Britta Wiegelmann, who took over from Joel B. Payne. Previously, she was Editor-in-Chief of the Vinum Wine Journal.

As a result of all these changes, there was quite a bit of movement in the ratings between the 2017 and 2108 issues of the Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland. This becomes obvious, inter alia, when you look at the large number of climbers to the 5, 4 1/2 and 4 grapes categories. Notably the group of top winemakers with 5/ 5 grapes grew from 13 to 18 members.

Pictures: Eichelmann Deutschlands Weine 2018, Feinschmecker WeinGuide 2018, Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2018, Vinum WeinGuide Deutschland 2018 and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung with Stuart Pigotts Favorites (Photo: Philipp Wittmann)

Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2018: Climbers

Trauben = Grapes (Stars)
Aufsteiger = Climber

Ahr

4 1/2 Trauben

Jean Stodden

4 Trauben

Deutzerhof Crossmann-Hehle (Aufsteiger)

3 1/2 Trauben

J.J. Adeneuer
Burggarten
Meyer-Näkel

Baden

5 Trauben

Dr. Heger (Aufsteiger)
Bernhard Huber

4 1/2 Trauben

Bercher (Aufsteiger)
Salwey (Aufsteiger)

4 Trauben

Karl H. Johner (Aufsteiger)
Franz Keller (Aufsteiger)
Knab (Aufsteiger)
Andreas Laible
Seeger (Aufsteiger)
Schloss Neuweier (Aufsteiger)
Schlör (Aufsteiger)
Reinhold und Cornelia Schneider
Fritz Waßmer (Aufsteiger)
Martin Waßmer (Aufsteiger)
Ziereisen

Pictures: Tasting and Cellar Tour at Weingut Stigler, Baden, with Andreas, Regina and Max Stigler - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Franken

5 Trauben

Rudolf Fürst

4 1/2 Trauben

Horst Sauer (Aufsteiger)
Zehnthof Luckert (Aufsteiger)

4 Trauben

Rainer Sauer

Pictures: Vinyard Tour and Tasting at Weingut Horst Sauer in Eschendorf, Franken, with Horst Sauer - Germany-East Tour 2017 by ombiasy WineTours

Hessische Bergstraße

2 1/2 Trauben

Simon-Bürkle

2 Trauben

Griesel & Compagnie (Aufsteiger)

Mittelrhein

3 1/2 Trauben

Matthias Müller

3 Trauben

Toni Jost – Hahnenhof
Ratzenberger

Mosel

5 Trauben

Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken
Fritz Haag – Dusemonder Hof
Markus Molitor (Aufsteiger)
Egon Müller – Scharzhof
Joh. Jos. Prüm (Aufsteiger)
Schloss Lieser – Thomas Haag

4 1/2 Trauben

Clemens Busch (Aufsteiger)
Peter Lauer (Aufsteiger)
Willi Schaefer (Aufsteiger)
Selbach-Oster (Aufsteiger)

4 Trauben

Jos. Christoffel Jr.
Franz-Josef Eifel (Aufsteiger)
Dr. Hermann
Heymann-Löwenstein
Dr. Loosen
Maximin Grünhaus Schlosskellerei C. von Schubert
Vollenweider
Nik Weis – St. Urbans-Hof
Weiser-Künstler
Van Volxem (Aufsteiger)

Picture: Annette Schiller and Manfred Prüm

Picture: Christian Schiller with Katharina Pruem at Wegmans in Virginia. See also: JJ Pruem Goes Supermarket: Meeting Katharina Pruem and Tasting the Incredible JJ Pruem Wines at Wegmans

Pictures: Tasting at the Legendary Weingut J.J. Prüm with Amei Prüm – Germany-North Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016

Nahe

5 Trauben

Hermann Dönnhoff
Schäfer-Fröhlich

4 1/2 Trauben

Emrich-Schönleber
Schlossgut Diel

4 Trauben

Dr. Crusius
Kruger-Rumpf (Aufsteiger)
Jakob Schneider
Gut Hermannsberg

Pictures: At Weingut Kruger-Rumpf with Stefan and Georg Rumpf. See: Germany-North Tour 2017 by ombiasy WineTours: Quintessential German Riesling and the Northernmost Pinot Noir

Pfalz

5 Trauben

Geheimer Rat Dr. von Bassermann-Jordan (Aufsteiger)
Knipser
Ökonomierat Rebholz

Pictures: Cellar Tour and Wine Tasting at Weingut Geheimer Rat Dr. von Bassermann-Jordan in Deidesheim with General Manager Gunther Hauck – Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2014)

4 1/2 Trauben

Dr. Bürklin-Wolf
Bernhard Koch (Aufsteiger)
Philip Kuhn (Aufsteiger)
Dr. Wehrheim
4 Trauben
Friedrich Becker
Christmann
Kranz
Müller-Catoir
Pfeffingen
Reichsrat von Buhl
Rings
Von Winning

Rheingau

5 Trauben

Peter Jakob Kühn
Robert Weil

4 1/2 Trauben

Georg Breuer
Leitz

4 Trauben

J. B. Becker (Aufsteiger)
Schloss Johannisberg (Aufsteiger)
August Kesseler (Aufsteiger)
Künstler
Schloss Reinhartshausen (Aufsteiger)
Josef Spreitzer
Wegeler Gutshaus Rheingau

Pictures: Tasting at Weingut J.B. Becker. See: Germany-North Tour 2017 by ombiasy WineTours: Quintessential German Riesling and the Northernmost Pinot Noir

Rheinhessen

5 Trauben

Klaus Peter Keller

4 1/2 Trauben

Battenfeld-Spanier
Sekthaus Raumland
Wittmann

4 Trauben

Kühling-Gillot
Thörle (Aufsteiger)
Wagner-Stempel (Aufsteiger)

Pictures: Johannes Thörle, Christian Schiller, Christoph Thörle and Annette Schiller. See: Visit: Winzerhof Thörle in Saulheim, Rheinhessen – Germany-North Wine Tour by ombiasy (2014)

Sachsen

3 1/2 Trauben

Martin Schwarz (Aufsteiger)

3 Trauben

Sächsisches Staatsweingut Schloss Wackerbarth (Aufsteiger)
Klaus Zimmerling

2 1/2 Trauben

Schloss Proschwitz

Pictures: Dresden is the New Unlikely Place for Fine Barolo Wine: Weingut Martin Schwarz – Germany-East Tour 2017 by ombiasy WineTours

Saale-Unstrut

3 Trauben

Winzerhof Gussek
Pawis (Aufsteiger)

2 1/2 Trauben

Hey
Uwe Lützkendorf (Aufsteiger)

Pictures: Tasting at Weingut Uwe Lützkendorf, with Uwe Lützkendorf, in Bad Kösen, Saale-Unstrut – Germany-East Tour 2017 by ombiasy WineTours

Picture: Wolfgang Junglas, Uwe Lützkendorf, Stuart Pigott. See: Tasting the Best of Virginia Wines in Frankfurt, Germany, with Stuart Pigott: Virginia Governor's Cup Case 2016

Württemberg

5 Trauben

Aldinger (Aufsteiger)

4 1/2 Trauben/ 4 Trauben

Dautel (Aufsteiger)
J. Ellwanger (Aufsteiger)
Karl Haidle (Aufsteiger)
Graf Neipperg
Rainer Schnaitmann
Wöhrwag (Aufsteiger)

Pictures: Gert Aldinger, Weingut Aldinger, Karl Eugen Erbgraf zu Neipperg, Weingut Des Grafen Neipperg and Annette Schiller See: 2017 VDP Trade Fair Weinbörse - Vintage 2016 - in Mainz: Schiller’s Report

Pictures: Hansjörg and Matthias Aldinger with Christian Schiller. See: See: Germany’s Best Winemakers and Wines – Vinum WeinGuide Deutschland 2018 Awards: The Award Ceremony in Mainz, Germany

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