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Germany 2019 Webinar

Germany 2019 Webinar

Thursday 27th August 2020
by Justerini & Brooks

Justerini & Brooks invites you to a Germany 2019 Webinar 

Featuring Joh. Jos. Prüm, Fritz Haag, Schloss Lieser, Maximin Grünhaus, Willi Schaefer and Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken

Germany’s 2019 vintage is clearly rather special and has even been described as a potential “vintage of the century” by Michael Schmidt. From best-ever estate wines, to aristocratic Grosses Gewächs, and many a luscious-yet-lively sweetie, we’ve tasted some truly thrilling wines while putting our 2019 offer together. Stylistically it is a hard year to pigeonhole as overall the wines present a wonderfully complex and somewhat rare blend of intense minerality married to ripe acidity. As Frank Schönleber noted, the wines have “the flavours of a cool vintage allied to the structure of a warm vintage” - a decidedly delicious combination and one that is guaranteed to win many friends in the years to come.  Many growers likened the vintage to 2015, though with slightly less extract, less punch, and more classicism. It is in short, a vintage of wonderfully balanced, complex wines that showcases Riesling's finest attributes. You can read the full vintage report here.


Vintage Report: Germany 2019 - Riesling’s Reign

Vintage Report: Germany 2019 - Riesling’s Reign

Friday 21st August 2020
by Julian Campbell

Riesling’s Reign 

Germany’s 2019 vintage is clearly rather special and has even been described as a potential “vintage of the century” by one commentator. However, had this label been bandied about at harvest time you’ve have been hard pressed to find a grower to confirm that view – over repeated zoom calls during the summer I was met with surprise and delight at how the vintage has turned out. From best-ever estate wines to aristocratic Grosses Gewächs, and many a luscious-yet-lively sweetie, there are some truly thrilling wines in this years’ 2019 offer. Stylistically it is a hard year to pigeonhole as overall the wines present a wonderfully complex and somewhat rare blend of intense minerality married to ripeness. As Frank Schönleber noted, the wines have “the flavours of a cool vintage allied to the structure of a warm one” - a decidedly delicious combination and one that is guaranteed to win many friends in the years to come. 

Vintage Report: Germany 2018 – Bathed in Sunshine

Vintage Report: Germany 2018 – Bathed in Sunshine

Tuesday 13th August 2019
by Julian Campbell

Germany’s 2018 vintage is one that will go down in the records books for several reasons. It is possibly the biggest, almost certainly the earliest, and very likely one of the driest on record – a vintage that saw almost uninterrupted sunshine from May until harvest started in mid- September.

Most regions had one or two refreshing rain events during the growing season, but otherwise it was sunny, warm, and overall, exceptionally dry. There was no frost, and almost nothing lost to hail – the most notable exceptions being two of Klaus-Peter Keller’s top sites Morstein and Abts E, both of which had their production trimmed by around one third by a severe hail storm on the 1st June.

A Portfolio Tasting in Scotland

A Portfolio Tasting in Scotland

Thursday 4th October 2018
by Alasdair Lawson-Dick

Last week we welcomed guests to the New Club in Edinburgh for a Portfolio tasting, our first tasting in Scotland for two years.

With views overlooking Edinburgh Castle, the top floor rooms at the New Club provided the perfect setting to showcase a snapshot of our 3,000 strong portfolio. It is always a daunting process for our Buyers to pick a broad sweep of bottles to show clients at our tastings, representing some of our best and brightest producers, however, with more than 100 wines opened from across France, Germany, Spain, Austria, South Africa, Champagne, America, South America, Australia and New Zealand, there were plenty of old favourites and new gems for guests to discover.

Germany 2015: Day One - Zilliken, Von Schubert & Fritz Haag

Germany 2015: Day One - Zilliken, Von Schubert & Fritz Haag

Friday 16th October 2015
by Julian Campbell

Germany’s greatest winemaking regions make for an extremely memorable visit, particularly when, as was the case last week, the October weather is providing blue skies and sunshine from day break to sunset. 

Conditions as harvest approached were near perfect – warm yet fresh days and cool nights of low single-figure temperatures.  It was to be the largest group of employees we have ever taken abroad, testament to the great love the Justerinis team has for top quality German wine. 

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