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'Wine lovers who are looking for the finest dry Rieslings of the 2015 vintage in Germany shouldn't miss the exceptional wines from Reichsrat von Buhl… Honestly, I was blown away.'
Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
Where do you go following twelve successful years as Bollinger chef de cave? If you’re Mathieu Kauffmann, you cross the Vosges Mountains of your native Alsace and head straight to the Pfalz. That a winemaker of Kauffmann’s renown could be tempted from one of French wine’s most prestigious postings to join Von Buhl is an indication of this historic producer’s potential and the quality of its vineyards. To give you an idea of how blessed this Estate is with its terroir, under the VDP’s Grosses Gewächs (Great Growth or Grand Cru) classification, Von Buhl ended up with seven Grosse Lage vineyards. Many great German Estates ended up with one or two.
Erste Lage (Deidesheim). Paradiesgarten, the garden of paradise, is one of the great vineyards surrounding the village of Deidesheim.
Erste Lage (Deidesheim). Paradiesgarten, the garden of paradise, is one of the great vineyards surrounding the village of Deidesheim. Nestled between the forest and the Leinhöhle vineyard, the southeast facing Paradiesgarten gets the full sun from the early morning, and by early evening the vines benefit from the shade provided by the Haardt slopes. The soils are weathered sandstone with sandy loam which brings a more graceful, fine boned, silky texture compared to the wine above.
In 2015 this satiny mouthfeel is shot through with mouth watering, crunchy white peach fruit and ripe apple freshness. Great purity and finesse.
'A very fresh wine for 2015 with great balance of ripeness and crisp acidity, the long finish at once crisp and savory. Drink or hold. Given the serious structure this ought to age well for a decade or slightly more.'
93 Points - James Suckling
'Very fine, lemony and bright with lovely juicy, linear stony citrus fruit. Very direct and linear with lovely precision. A bit of pithiness but lovely purity here. Lemony, direct and primary.'
Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com
On the Winery Itself
“Wine lovers who are looking for the finest dry Rieslings of the 2015 vintage in Germany shouldn't miss the exceptional wines from Reichsrat von Buhl… Honestly, I was blown away by both the style and quality, but should also add that the 2015s are probably too complex for beginners. You really have to be a Riesling maniac to feel the rhythm of these wines.”
Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate, Issue 226
“This beautiful old estate in the center of Deidesheim has just released its first vintage under new leadership and given their label a makeover to make the change in style more readily apparent... The first results, though, speak volumes. Bone-dry, yes, and with no fear of bracing acidity, which is nonetheless well integrated.”
Joel B. Payne, vinous.com
“Former Bollinger chef de cave Matthieu Kauffmann (now once again resident in his nearby homeland, Alsace) and co-director Richard Grosche continue to score striking successes here.”
David Schildknecht, vinous.com
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