2018 Hipping Riesling Grosses Gewächs, Gunderloch, Rheinhessen

Impressive depth and texture, very good length and ripe, and intense. Lovely orange blossom, blood orange, really open and lovely length. Very typical Riesling. Much more about fruit and texture. Lovely richness. Johannes Hasselbach is making stunning wines from some of Rheinhessen’s best sites on the Roter Hang, the red slate slopes that overlook the river Rhine. Johannes took over the family domaine (which bears the name of its 1890 founder, Carl Gunderloch) a few years ago, with his father Fritz moving into the background, but remaining ever present to help and support his son. Sadly Fritz passed away in December 2016, but Johannes has continued the upward trajectory: these are stunning wines that offer incredible value for money. Grosses Gewächs are dry wines from the very top sites, and Hipping is one of Rheinhessen’s greatest - you may recognise it from the Keller portfolio, too, where the wines sell for many times the price. This is all about texture: it’s an utterly delicious dry Riesling, from a talented young winemaker.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£34.48
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£206.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Germany
  • Grape
    Riesling
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2035
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Hipping Riesling Grosses Gewächs, Gunderloch, Rheinhessen
Weingut Gunderloch

Johannes Hasselbach took over the family domaine (which bears the name of its 1890 founder, Carl Gunderloch) a few years ago, with his father Fritz moving into the background, but remaining ever-present to help his son. This sixth generation winemaker has had sole responsibility since Fritz sadly passed away in December 2016, so 2017 is Johannes’ first vintage flying solo. And he’s produced a remarkable range of wines in their smart corner of Gunderloch. Sharing many plots with the famous Weingut Keller, whose wines sell for many times the price, Gunderloch offers access to this great terroir, without the price tag.

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