Our Portfolio

Weingut FürstElbling Dry
Elbling from Mosel, Germany
Elbling is enjoying a small renaissance among German importers these days... but we’ve had this grape in our back pocket for years. A great old Germanic wine grape with a long history traceable to imperial Roman times, it was Germany's most cultivated variety until the early 20th century. Today its...

DB0324-17
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Kabinett Estate
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
"Redolent of ripe peaches and cream, this features lightly spiced notes of dried apricot and pear. Pastry accents grace the soft finish. Drink now." -WS Plump, easy-going and friendly, like a puppy that wants to play with you and your food. Sourced from across von Hovel’s 13ha+ of estate holdings,...

DB8085-11
KleinOrange Utan
White Blend from Mosel, Germany
65% Riesling from the Kröver Steffensberg; 35% Muskateller from the Kröver Paradies. Very long fermentation (including some carbonic maceration) and aging on the skins for six months in large casks is followed by bottling without filtration or addition of SO2. The wine has a hazy apricot color with...
Organic
DB3624-18
KleinRiesling "Papa Panda's Rising"
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
12% alc, 6.3g/l acid, 0.7g/l residual sugar, fermented in two Mosel füders (1,000L each) until August then put straight into bottle after malolactic fermentation ended. Left unfiltered and no SO2 added. One füder was from Enkircher Steffensberg and one from Kröv Letterlay vineyards. This wine is...
Organic
DB3625-18
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Clemens BuschRiesling (alter-) Native
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
A new cuvée! Previously this all went to Quebec, but we will get some for NY this year. Grown in grey slate on the Marienburg. Spontaneously fermented, macerated extra time on the skins, then matured 15 months on the lees in Clemens’ big old (50+yr) German oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined. A...
90WABiodynamic
DB8794-17
MüllerRiesling Auslese Krettnacher Euchariusberg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
80g RS, 10.4g of acid. Harvested at 94° Oechsle with a touch of bortytis in the exceptional Gross Schock section of the vineyard. Vinified in steel. Cool, clean style teeming with mint and florals.
Sustainable
DB3506-17
Dr. GRiesling Dry
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Second vintage! A light fresh glass of apple blossoms and pebbles with a thirst-quenching finish, this is the perfect intro for everyone to the joys of DRY German Riesling. Alc. 12.0%, 7 g/L RS, 7.5 acidity. Pour it, sip it, carafe it, stack it, and have a ball with it. We'll spare you the...

DB8600-17
Immich-BatteriebergRiesling Extra Brut Jour Fixe
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
This incredible champenoise-style sekt wine is vintage dated 2015, sourced from 3 vineyards of old, ungrafted vines:  Ellergrub (preposterously steep blue slate), Zollturm (Gernot’s newest acquisition purchased in 2014, southwest facing, partly grand cru, the rest used for the Jour Fixe), and...

DB1051-15
Clemens BuschRiesling GG Marienburg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
From the original Marienburg parcel which has been in the Busch family for generations. This large grey slate parcel produced in 2016 a wine of sexy floral aromas, succulent acidity, moderate concentration and unusually charming, approachable character for a young GG, especially a Busch GG! A wine...
93 WABiodynamic
DB0908-17
Clemens BuschRiesling GG Marienburg Fahrlay
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
A Bowler favorite, year after year. Clemens’ only parcel of blue slate on the Marienburg, which imparts luster, florality, sizzling acids and fantastic staying power to the wine. There is some skin contact in this wine’s vinification, lending a mild tannic backbone. It’s a steely pleaseure for...
95 WA, 93 WS, 91 VMBiodynamic
DB0235-16
Clemens BuschRiesling GG Marienburg Fahrley-Terrasen
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Grapes for this cuvée are harvested on the steepest terraces of the Fahrlay grand cru, a volcanic formation of blue slate that is hundreds of millions of years old. The Terrassen (terraces) cuvee is always slightly "sweeter" than the GG from here.  
96 WA
DB0898-16
Clemens BuschRiesling GG Marienburg Falkenlay
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
65-90 year old ungrafted vines planted on grey slate. A dry wine from a site famous for its noble sweets. Firm, vivid, gingery, incredibly ripe and saline with acidity that elevates it to a quiveringly “alive” state of being. Perhaps the best food wine in this collection and clearly a long term...
96WABiodynamic
DB8409-17
Clemens BuschRiesling GG Marienburg Rothenpfad
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
The Big Red One. The Rothenpfad interestingly is the terminus of the iron- and copper-rich red-colored geological formation that starts in the Saar, pops up at the Ürziger Würzgarten, Erdener Prälat and Enkircher Steffensberg sites in the Middle Mosel, and ends at Pünderich. Clemens’ GG from here,...
95 WABiodynamic
DB0897-17
MüllerRiesling Kabinett Alte Reben Niedermenniger Sonnenberg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
43g/l RS, 10.4g acid, 9% alc. From 50-year-old vines planted in 1967. Those are sensational stats relective of a sensational wine. Saar-specific fruit and florals -- green apples, bright florals, honey-drizzled lemon -- zoom through the palate at high velocity. The petrol notes are already peeking...
Sustainable
DB3504-18
Immich-BatteriebergRiesling Kabinett C.A.I.
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Labeled Kabinett this year instead of Kabinett Trocken, but the same idea as always: a crisp, crunchy, keenly balanced, TOTALLY DRY Riesling from multiple sources along the Mosel, including the Saar, Mitelmosel and Gernot’s own vineyards in Enkirch. His only cuvée vinified in steel. Fantastic QPR...

DB8396-17
MüllerRiesling Kabinett Feinherb Niedermenniger Herrenberg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
25g/l RS, 9.8g acid, 10% alc. A red slate site like the Sonnenberg, picked from a single parcel of vines from 1969. Light and fresh with a keen phenolic texture on the palate, less yellow fruit and more granny smiths and crytalline fruit overall. Lightly sweet up front but serisously dry at the...
Sustainable
DB3503-18
Clemens BuschRiesling Kabinett Marienburg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Full of deliciously ripe pear and berry fruit, just juicy enough, just slatey enough, just EVERYTHING enough! Sourced from cooler sites higher up the slope of the Marienburg, it hovers around 30g R/S in any given year. Fuller than a Saar Kab but leaner and twinklier than a Rheinish one (and perhaps...
Biodynamic
DB1033-18
RauenRiesling Kabinett Thörnich
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Definitively a fruity-style Riesling hovering around 40g RS, this village wine from Thörnich (in the Trier-Saarburg district of the Mosel) is sleek, succulent and exploding out of the glass with stone fruits and wildflowers. The material for this is extraordinary, showing density and vibrant...

DB3513-17
MüllerRiesling Spätlese "Alte Reben 1944" Euchariusberg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
72g/l RS, 10.7g acid. Picked at 89 degrees oechsle, two weeks before the 1923 Spatlese in the Sonnenberg, yet sweeter to be sure. Vivid, fresh, minerally, cherubically plump, a little shy in the nose, faintly candied in a delicious way, and obviously young as hell. A twenty-five year wine in the...
Sustainable
DB3520-18
MüllerRiesling Spatlese Alte Reben "1923" Sonnenberg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
A special release this year! 50g/l RS, 10.4g acid. Picked at the end of September. Tasted at the estate right after bottling, and the acidity is raging here--will likely need some time to integrate. But WOW! Gingery, mouthwatering, firm, lime-driven like a vodka gimlet, and blessed with a lurking...
Sustainable
DB3521-18
MüllerRiesling Spätlese Krettnacher Euchariusberg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Sourced entirely from old ungrafted vines (1963) in the lauded gross schock section of the Euchariusberg. A gloriously sweet entry telescopes to a tight, tensile finish. About 60g RS here, swallowed up by the incredible acidity that Muller gets in all his wines. Delicious and overtly pretty right...
Sustainable
DB3505-18
Clemens BuschRiesling Spätlese Marienburg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Made from riper grapes in several of his grand cru sections.
Biodynamic
DB1034-18
Clemens BuschRiesling Trocken
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
8.3g acid and 4-5g RS, all grown in grey slate from multiple parcels in the Marienburg (including the portions that lie across the river, which don’t make it into the GG wines), a mix of young and old vines up to 50-60 yrs old, vinified 60% in barrels and 40% INOX, and 20% of the juice sees...
Biodynamic
DB8406-18
MüllerRiesling Trocken
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
7g/l RS, 8.6g acid, 11% alc. This is an "estate wine" that far out-classes its name. Picked from the "Zuckerberg" plot of vines on the Niedermenniger Herrenberg, harvested early to catch maximum freshness and vitality, it combines cool marine character and a touch of creaminess with a firm, lip-...
Sustainable
DB3501-18
Materne & SchmittRiesling Trocken "Koberner"
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Kobern is located between the towns of Winningen and Lehmen, and the soils here are a very fine, pure, dark blue slate.  This site is highly weathered with a very thin soil base, which causes the vines to root very deep into the soil in search of water during the summer, thus tapping into a...

DB3603-17
Materne & SchmittRiesling Trocken "Lehmener"
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Lehmen is a town 15 km up-river from Winningen.  Here the slate is blue-grey and contains fossils from 400 million years ago when the area was covered by ocean.  These fossils, along with underground calcareous springs, bring the pH of the soil to a more basic level and provide a significant...

DB3602-17
Materne & SchmittRiesling Trocken "Winninger Hamm"
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Within the town of Winningen, Hamm is a classic site. Hamm in German refers to the rocks or cliffs that a rivers flows into causing a bend or change in the rivers path; this site is therefore extremely close to the water and its reflections. This, combined with its southwest exposure, makes Hamm a...

DB3604-17
Materne & SchmittRiesling Trocken "Winninger"
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Winningen is their home base on the Mosel; this is where the winery is.  All vineyards are steep sloped or terraced.  The particular slate profile of Winningen is a grey-brown that also contains iron and other mineralic particles that slowly oxidise red and yellow. All vineyards are facing south or...

DB3601-17
Materne & SchmittRiesling Trocken "Wunschkind"
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
“Wunschkind” or “wish child” is the name for Materne & Schmitts first wine, and refers to Rebecca and Janina's greatest wish: to own a winery. The grapes for this wine are from a combination of all three villages (Winningen, Kobern, and Lehmen) in their portfolio.  All vineyards are steep...

DB3600-17
Immich-BatteriebergRiesling Trocken Batterieberg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
The namesake vineyard of the estate, a Grand Cru created by blasting the toweringly steep cliff face to rubble in the 1840s. Grey slate, thin topsoil, perfect exposition, extremely old, pre-phylloxera vines on their original rootstock, and a legendary history makes this one of the living treasures...
95 WA
DB0904-17
Immich-BatteriebergRiesling Trocken Batterieberg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
The namesake vineyard of the estate, a Grand Cru created by blasting the toweringly steep cliff face to rubble in the 1840s. Grey slate, thin topsoil, perfect exposition, extremely old, pre-phylloxera vines on their original rootstock, and a legendary history makes this one of the living treasures...
93VM, 93+WA
DB0904-15
Immich-BatteriebergRiesling Trocken Batterieberg “R” Reserve
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
The namesake vineyard of the estate, a Grand Cru created by blasting the toweringly steep cliff face to rubble in the 1840s. Grey slate, thin topsoil, perfect exposition, extremely old, pre-phylloxera vines on their original rootstock, and a legendary history makes this one of the living treasures...

DB9078-16
Immich-BatteriebergRiesling Trocken Ellergrub
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
The Grand Cru Ellergrub is Gernot’s favorite vineyard to work. Century-old, pre-phylloxera, ungrafted vines planted on a blue slate hillside of dizzying steepness renders a wine that’s nothing short of profound. It offers intense flavor, integrated juiciness, sensuous texture and extraordinary...
94WA
DB0903-17
Immich-BatteriebergRiesling Trocken Steffensberg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
If these wines were classed like Burgundy, this would be a 1er Cru for the estate. Steffensberg is located on a side valley of Enkirch, composed of deeper, softer soils dominated by copper-tinted red slate. Spicy, fragrant wines are made here from extremely old, pre-phylloxera vines on their...
92WA
DB0902-17
Clemens BuschRiesling Vom Grauen Schiefer
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
”From grey slate,” sourced from the same sites that supply Clemens’ GG wines. Stone dust and lemon/lime flavors surge through the nose and palate in a wine of extremely fine purity and energy.
Biodynamic
DB8407-16
Clemens BuschRiesling Vom Roten Schiefer
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
”From red slate,” sourced from the same site that supplies Clemens’ GG wine on red slate, namely the Rothenpfad. The red slate works its magic here, and in contrast to the precise, minimalist Vom Grauen Schiefer, this wine is more expansive, perfumed and glossier with more rounded edges.
90WABiodynamic
DB8408-17

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