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"Shine on You Crazy Diamonds" Stuart Pigott headlines his German report on the wines of the current vintage on JAMESSUCKLING.COM. There were dream marks for 2017 Pettenthal Riesling GG auction wine (100 points), 2017 Brunnenhaus Abts E Riesling GG and 2017 Morstein Riesling GG - all from the winery Keller (Flörsheim-Dalsheim) and 2017 La Borne Riesling Old Vines GG auction wine (99 points each) from the winery Wittmann (Westhofen). Proud 98 points were collected: 2017 Rothenberg Riesling Auslese Gold Cap from the Gunderloch winery (Nackenheim), 2017 Hipping Riesling GG from the Keller winery (Flörsheim-Dalsheim), 2017 EMT Riesling auction wine and 2017 Heerkretz Riesling GG - both from the Wagner-Stempel winery (Siefersheim) and 2017 Morstein Riesling GG from the winery Wittmann (Westhofen). In addition to the radiant Riesling phalanx from Rheinhessen, the 2016 Hell Spätburgunder and the 2017 Probstey Silvaner - both from the winery Thörle (Saulheim) - also set a powerful mark with 94 points each.

Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine and renowned British wine journalist, has presented her Riesling favorites from the current Grower Collection on JANCISROBINSON.COM. The best from Rheinhessen: 2017 Hipping Riesling GG from the winery Keller (Flörsheim-Dalsheim), 2017 Hipping Riesling GG from Kühling-Gillot (Bodenheim), 2017 Heerkretz Riesling GG from the winery Wagner-Stempel (Siefersheim) and 2017 Brunnenhäuschen Riesling GG and 2017 Morstein Riesling GG - both from the winery Wittmann (Westhofen).

Michael Schmidt, a taster in the team of the British wine journalist Jancis Robinson, has taken a close look at the red wines on JANCISROBINSON.COM from the current Grosse Gewächse collection. His favorites from Rheinhessen: 2016 Cross Spätburgunder GG by Kühling-Gillot (Bodenheim) and 2015 Brunnenhäuschen Spätburgunder GG from the winery Gutzler (Gundheim).

David Williams writes in the British newspaper "The Guardian" about lesser-known grape varieties and also casts an eye on the Silvaner of this world. His recommendations include the 2016 Silvaner dry from the winery Wittmann (Westhofen).

Christoph Nicklas ("Weinwirtschaft") tests the red wines of the current GG collection. After his verdict are at the top in Rheinhessen: 2016 Pares Spätburgunder GG from the winery J. Neus (Ingelheim) and 2016 church piece Spätburgunder GG of Battenfeld Spaniard (Hohen-Sülzen).

A record participation this year announced Meininger red wine price: Almost 1,200 red wines from all German growing areas faced the competition. Top rating of 91 points and more was from Rheinhessen for the 2015 Spätburgunder "Michel" from the winery Bernd and Christian Gröhl (Weinolsheim), the 2015 Pinot Noir Reserve from the winery Louis Guntrum (Nierstein), the 2013 Oppenheimer Herrenberg Spätburgunder limestone and the 2013 Oppenheimer Herrenberg Spätburgunder *** - both from the winery Manz (Weinolsheim) and the 2014 Groß-Winternheimer Bockstein Spätburgunder from the winery Eckhard Weitzel (Ingelheim).

There was something else - the wines with the high popularity factor - the winning wines of the gastronomic competition "The Best Schoppen": The best Rheinhessen wines in the open gastronomy, which were chosen by the jury of the competition: 2017 Rivaner Classic from the Breidscheid vineyard (Ingelheim), 2017 Silvaner dry from the Pfennig winery (Gau-Bickelheim), 2017 White Burgundy Classic from the Weingut Stefan Leber (Mainz), 2017 Gray Burgundy dry from the Weingut Oliver Bauer (Ockenheim), 2017 Riesling from the limestone dry Saulheimer hell from the winery Rollanderhof (Saulheim), 2017 Blue Pinot Noir Blanc de Noirs dry from the winery Breidscheid (Ingelheim), 2015 blue Portuguese dry - wooden barrel from the winery Huppert (Gundersheim), 2015 Dornfelder dry - aged in oak barrels from the winery Georg Gustav Huff (Nierstein) and 2014 Spätburgunder dry - matured in barrique from the winery Listmann (Dorn-Dürkheim).

In the large Dornfelder test of the magazine WEIN + MARKT with the bestsellers from retail, Rheinhessen scores with the sweet interpretations of its most important red wine variety. Among the top ten could place: 2017 hill country Dornfelder from the wine house Flick (Bornheim) at "Trinkgut" and 2016 Westhofen Dornfelder from the winery Hirsch-Stabel (Westhofen) at "REWE".

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