200 years of grape growing have given these committed organic farmers a wealth of vineyards to work. Humble beginnings have lead them on a steady march towards pure, terroir driven wines in their little corner of the Nahe. As friends and neighbors of Dönnhoff, they knew they had to find their own place in hearts of Riesling lovers, and so focused their attention on value, good wines at great prices.
"This represents a second cask of potential Grosses Gewächs and hadn’t yet been bottled or even racked from its lees when I tasted it in August 2017. It remains to be seen how it will be labeled to get around the VDP proscription on two legally dry wines from the same vintage labeled for the same “Grosse Lage.” “The first lot [which was bottled as Grosses Gewächs] was expressive at only three grams of residual sugar, while I found this one with seven or eight grams so exciting that I wanted to bottle it as is. Besides,” explained Georg Rumpf, “attempting a blend of the two revealed that neither one did anything for the other.” The fascinating herbal and root vegetable characteristics, along with the bright lemony acidity of this year’s Grosses Gewächs, are here allied to a more richly textured palate and share billing with lusciously ripe white peach. The finish not only glows with piquancy and delivers infectious juiciness but also adds a vibrant sense of active, crystalline mineral impingement. Just as Georg Rumpf had anticipated and wished to demonstrate, additional time on the lees hasn’t in the least inhibited clarity, not even when tasting from the cask. (Nor has a bit more residual sugar done any harm.) “This is the direction I want to go,” said Georg Rumpf, summing up his impressions. That sounds good to me!" -Vinous
"From quartzite soils with loess and slate and fermented in 1,200-liter oak vats, Georg Rumpf's 2016 Nahe Riesling (Münsterer) Dautenpflänzer "GG" is round, rich and juicy on the palate but also light and well structured by fine and grippy tannins. Very long finish." -Robert Parker