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Undiscovered Germany

Teutonic temptations, with barely a Riesling in sight!

Undiscovered Germany Mixed Case Offer
£130.00

Five years ago, we unleashed a small range of characterful German wines on an unsuspecting UK public who knew us for our focus on France. To our absolute delight (shared by our tutor in all wines Teutonic, Alison Flemming MW), customers responded with much enthusiasm and have since been keen to sample more delights from southern Germany's winelands.

We've put together a case of treats for the uninitiated (and those already hooked) including our new Grauer Burgunder (Pinot Gris) from Rheinhessen, a bunch of Burgundian 'ringers', an organic red blend and a German Syrah (yes, Syrah!).

This mixed case contains one bottle each of:

WHITE:
Rheinhessen: Jürgen Hofmann Grauer Burgunder Trocken 2020
Pfalz: Stefan Meyer 'Aus Rhodt' Chardonnay 2018

RED:
Baden: Klumpp Bruchsaler Weiherberg Pinot Noir 2018
Baden: Klumpp 'Cuvée No. 1' 2018
Pfalz: Stefan Meyer 'Rhodter Klosterpfad' Syrah 2017

Plus one half-bottle of:

WHITE:
Mosel: Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2017

£130 per case (of 5 bottles and 1 half-bottle) delivered.

This mixed case includes

1 x Rheinhessen: Jürgen Hofmann Grauer Burgunder Trocken 2020£0.00

To the north of the Rheinhessen lies the renowned Hundertgulden vineyard with its chalky soils that give great minerality to their wines. Winemaker Jürgen Hofmann’s Grauerburgunder has aromatic notes of melon and banana and a zesty palate with plenty of bite on the finish (referenced by a line drawing of teeth on the label). It’s a versatile wine for drinking with or without food and pairs perfectly with light poultry and herby fish dishes.

1 x Pfalz: Stefan Meyer 'Aus Rhodt' Chardonnay 2018£0.00

After working at wineries in Austria and the New World, Stefan Meyer became the third generation to take charge of his family's 16 hectare estate in 2011. His 'minimal intervention' philosophy yields wines of great charm and character and this Chardonnay (a relative rarity in Germany, where only 600 hectares are planted) nails it.

1 x Baden: Klumpp Bruchsaler Weiherberg Pinot Noir 2018£0.00

We've unearthed a gem of a Pinot Noir here. Born of Burgundian clones (hence they use French on the label rather than 'Spätburgunder') and planted on the chalky soils of the Weiherberg vineyard, this organic Pinot is packed with red berry fruit, yet provides a level of elegance not normally associated with wines from this region.

1 x Baden: Klumpp 'Cuvée No. 1' 2018£0.00

This delicious organic, Blaufränkisch-dominated blend is reminiscent of (Bierzo) Mencia or (Savoie) Mondeuse. Its cherry flavours, peppery underscore and fresh acidity, make it a great food partner.

1 x Pfalz: Stefan Meyer 'Rhodter Klosterpfad' Syrah 2017£0.00

Impressive young winemaker, Stefan Meyer, only makes 1,500 bottles of this exclusive Syrah per year. Indeed, it is estimated that there are less than 100 hectares of Syrah planted in the whole of Germany, that's smaller than the hill of Hermitage.

1 x Mosel: Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2017£0.00

This steep (50% incline), rocky vineyard in the north of the Mosel is named after the sundials ('Sonnenuhr') that were built so that workers knew what time to break for lunch. It produces some of the most elegant white wines in the world and this sweet, late-harvested Riesling can be counted among that number!