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Richard Siddle writes in "The Buyer" about the "Top of the Crops Wines for 2019". Among the highlights in the fine selection of teasers from the British trade include: 2018 Pinot Blanc Cosmic Beetle from the winery Sander (Mettenheim), 2017 Riesling Estate from the winery Braunewell (Essenheim) and 2017 Oppenheim Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese from the winery Louis Guntrum (Nierstein) ,

Wein-Plus-man Marcus Hofschuster calls the challenges of the 2017 vintage "the year of extremes for dry German Rieslings" and at the same time draws his conclusion from over 1,200 wines tasted. This task was mastered excellently by Klaus Peter Keller - with four wines among the top ten of the vintage, the winery from Flörsheim-Dalsheim has an unbelievable success rate: 2017 Hipping Riesling GG, 2017 Pettenthal Riesling GG, 2017 Morstein Riesling GG and 2017 Brunnenhaus Riesling GG "AbtsE" form a dream star for dry German Rieslings - and with the 2017 Westhofener Riesling from the winery Keller (Flörsheim-Dalsheim) a local wine left many renowned Riesling GG far behind.

The Silvaner from the 2017 vintage has also put wine plus taster Marcus Hofschuster to the test. From Rheinhessen alone, the 2017 "Firebird" Silvaner, dry from the winery Keller (Flörsheim-Daheim), managed to penetrate into the phalanx of the Franconian icons of Silvaner.

At the Frankfurt International Trophy there was a big surprise this year on the winners podium: The title of the best German wine was awarded to the 2018 Sörgenlocher Moosberg Riesling from the winery Eulenmühle (Nieder-Olm).

Scheurebe competition, the 4th edition, 385 wines and sect and 1 winner from Rheinhessen: The 2017 Albiger castle Hammerstein Scheurebe sparkling wine b. A. extra dry from the winery Jung & Knobloch (Albig) won in the category of pearl and sparkling wines.

Fritz Kalkbrenner is a prominent Berlin techno producer - Nico Espenschied is a music-loving winemaker in Flonheim - both of them are quite convinced of the "Kalkbrenner & Espenschied 2018" - a cuvée made from Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, which should make for a good mood in this scared spring.

AHGZ expert Heinz Feller located "wines of origin and character" on the VDP.Weinbörse in Mainz. His 3 Rheinhessen tips: 2018 Binger Riesling dry from Weingut Bischel (Appenheim), 2018 Neu-Bamberg Riesling dry from Weingut Wagner-Stempel and 2018 Westhofen Riesling dry from Weingut Wittmann (Westhofen).

In the middle of the Mainz wine market was also Christoph Nicklas from the "Weinwirtschaft". To his opinion, the best local wines include: 2018 Hohen-Sülzen Riesling dry and 2018 Mölsheim Riesling dry - both from BattenfeldSpanier (Hohen-Sülzen), 2018 Oppenheim Riesling dry from Kühling- Gillot (Bodenheim), 2018 Westhofen Riesling dry from the Wittmann winery ( Westhofen), 2018 Binger Riesling dry and 2018 Appenheim Riesling dry - both from the Bischel vineyard (Appenheim), 2018 Nierstein Riesling dry from the St. Antony vineyard (Nierstein), 2017 Nierstein Riesling dry from the Gunderloch (Nackenheim) winery and 2016 Ingelheim Pinot Noir and 2016 Ingelheim Frühburgunder from the winery J. Neus (Ingelheim). Outstanding estate wines he found in the 2018 White Burgundy dry from the winery Schloss Westerhaus (Ingelheim), 2018 Jean Baptiste Riesling Cabinet and 2018 Riesling from the red slate - both from the winery Gunderloch (Nackenheim).

The Berlin-based Niko Rechenberg was also on the road, who recorded his Rheinhessen recommendations on Nikos "Wine and Gourmet Worlds": 2018 Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese from Weingut Rappenhof (Alsheim), 2018 Riesling "S" Pettenthal Cabinet from Weingut Schätzel (Nierstein ) 2018 Nierstein Riesling from the winery St. Antony (Nierstein) 2018 Hohen-Sülzen Riesling dry from BattenfeldSpanier (Hohen-Sülzen), 2018 from the stone Sauvignon blanc from the winery Gunderloch (Nackenheim) and 2016 Pares Spätburgunder GG from the winery J. Neus ( Ingelheim).

In the run-up to the International Sparkling Festival in Frankfurt on 3 June, the editors of the trade magazine Wein + Markt looked around with sparkling wine experts in the sparkling wine scene and also highlighted three magical "Schäumer" wines from Rheinhessen: highly competitive champagnes, Cavas and Crémants: 2013 Pinot brut nature from the winery Braunewell (Essenheim), 2014 Pinot Brut Nature from the wine ...

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