Gunderloch inhabit a special part of Rheinhessen known as ‘Roter Hang’ – a special area of red slate that leaves a mark on their wonderful whites. They make quite a range including a stunning Grosses Gewachs (Great Growth) from Nackenheim Rothenberg – one of Germany’s great vineyards.
Jean Baptiste is a classic German Kabinett. Fruity, floral, showing peaches and stone fruits. The palate is concentrated with a fair whack of acid that keeps the sweetness in check. The wine is long finishing, floral and a hint earthy/savoury on the end.
Riesling – One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety for quality wine production although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Wonderful wines are found in Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. It is a wonderful grape. See more about Riesling here.
Kabinett – This translates as gently sweet or fruity. These wines are generally low in alcohol with a power of acidity that is balanced by residual sugar. The best wines will seem almost dry and finish savoury and display a bouquet of beautiful ripe Riesling characters.
Rheinhessen – The largest of the German regions but second to Pfalz in terms of production. Riesling is still king but the varied climates allow producers to play around with other red and white varieties with great success.