This Issue includes a look-back at the finest from 2016, a sneak preview of 2017, further leading 2016 wines as well as background articles on vineyards.
2016 proved quite contrasted but includes some true classics among its midst which are cut along the lines of the great 1997 vintage.
After having tasted over 1,000 wines, many several times, we look back at the remarkable 2016 vintage with the full benefit of hindsight and put forward our list of not-to-be-missed “Vintage Highlights” for each stylistic direction, i.e. dry Riesling, off-dry Riesling, Kabinett, Spätlese and noble-sweet wines.
What does 2017 have in store? Although it is still early days, 2017 looks set on becoming a classic vintage, despite the devastating effect of frost on yields. We provide some background based on the vintage conditions and preliminary tastings in casks.
We had the chance to taste much of the 2016 collection by the legendary Keller Estate this fall. There are some truly remarkable wines among them.
Most Mosel wine lovers have seen the "taxation maps" drawn up by the Prussian authorities in the 1850s. But how where the vineyards perceived before that? We could lay our hands on the taxation classification of Mosel vineyards drawn in the 1820s: It makes for a fascinating reading.
The Mythical Keller Estate has announced that took over much of the Piesporter Schubertslay, a Grand Cru vineyard in the Mosel. We interviewed Klaus-Peter Keller about this remarkable move and provide some background on this prime vineyard.
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