Germany 2017 En Primeur

Germany 2017 En Primeur

2017 was a vintage that threw up its fair share of challenges across Germany’s various winemaking regions. A summer like spring caused a super early start; frost, troubled flowering, hail for the unlucky and early onset botrytis, forced a highly selective and early harvest. Despite these conditions the ingenious Riesling grape, particularly in the hands of Germany’s greatest growers, by and large fared amazingly well. There are very many wines here that will not look out of place when viewed next to their sibling vintages of ’16 and ’15 – albeit in a markedly different style. And after all, isn’t that why we buy these wines year in and year out?