Helmut started his new estate in an old place after becoming disillusioned managing other peoples much larger estates. He chose a tiny parcel in Saar, the tributary of the Mosel, known for its searingly acidic wines, basted in minerality. His highly rated Vols parcel butts against the very famous Scharzhofberg (home to Egon Muller). A helicopter is employed for the small amount of spraying necessary on these super steep slopes. In the cellar he is a traditionalist, self described as "concentrated doing-nothing" with spontaneous fermentation in large old fuder and stainless steel, rarely fining or filtering.
What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...
Is there a better grape than Riesling? Is there a better value? Its fruit purity, its perfume, and its mineral nuance are all unparalleled. And for centuries, the top German Rieslings were priced accordingly: at least as expensive as the top red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. But nowadays you could spend a lifetime exploring Germany’s great Riesling-producing regions while staying well within your budget. You might take an occasional break to try Germany’s other white grapes or perhaps a glass of Spätburgunder (the local name for Pinot Noir). It’s time to get started!