Jochen Beurer

Pulvermacher 'Berg' GG 2015

$74.00

Pulvermacher 'Berg' GG 2015

Jochen Beurer

Pulvermacher 'Berg' GG 2015

$74.00

In 2013, Jochen was admitted to the VDP, a grower’s organization that comprises many of Germany’s finest estates (along with many clunkers who are members by dint of history). Although it’s an honor of which Jochen is rightly proud, it meant that he had to reorganize the way he names his wines in order to fit in with the VDP’s collective practices, which are based on some particularly amusing ideas about how to make wine easier to understand. This has meant that his best wine, made from a parcel of his oldest vines on Kieselsandstein located in the historic Stettener Pulvermächer vineyard, and which up though the 2012 vintage was called “Riesling Junges Schwaben,” in now called “Stettener Pulvermächer Riesling Grosse Gewachs.” Whatever the name on the bottle, this is a thing of beauty. We could tell you about the winemaking – stems go into the GG, and the fermentation and elevage take Jochen’s meticulous approach to another level – but really, this is a unique, and very special wine that defies words and needs to be tasted.

-Selection Massale