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...
Sustainable
DB0324-18
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...

DB0324-19
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GKA Graacher Himmelreich
Riesling from Mosel, Germany

DB7182-11
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GKA Graacher Himmelreich
Riesling from Mosel, Germany

DB7182-12
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GKA Wehlener Sonnenuhr
Riesling from Mosel, Germany

DB7185-12
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Kabinett Estate
Riesling from Mosel, Germany

DB8980-12
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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
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Kabinett Oberemmeler Hutte
Riesling from Mosel, Germany

DB8086-11
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Kabinett Saarburger Rausch
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Sustainable
DB8028-10
KleinMüller-Thurgau "Sandersstruck"
Müller-Thurgau from Mosel, Germany
30% of the grapes are destemmed and skin-fermented for 17 days before being blended with the rest in stainless steel tanks. The wine was bottled unfiltered without any SO2 added. This yellow-orange-colored wine reveals some CO2 upon opening before revealing direct and very aromatic scents of dried...
Organic
DB3622-19
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
DB3625-19
MüllerRiesling Auslese Krettnacher Euchariusberg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
80g/l RS, 10.2g acid, 7.5% alc. The Krettnacher Euchariusberg Auslese is harvested from vines planted in 1944 and 1964 in the privileged Gross Schock part of the vineyard, a deep, south-facing parcel of blue slate cooled by hillside breezes. Yields are punishingly small at just 20hl/ha. A lighter, ...
Sustainable
DB3506-19
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
DB3506-18
Dr. GRiesling Dry
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Dr. G Riesling Dry 2019 comes to us from 100% steep slopes in the Mosel (rare for this price point).  Vinified dry at 6g/l RS, it is crisp, refreshing, and versatile for sipping or dining. The bouquet of the wine is amazing; it jumps from the glass with the tropical notes of the ripe 2019 vintage...

DB8600-19
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Riesling Escheburg Trocken
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
89 WAOrganic
DB0901-11
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...
91MFW, 91VM
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...
93WABiodynamic
DB0908-18
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.  
97WA
DB0898-17
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,...
94WABiodynamic
DB0897-18
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Riesling Kabinett
Riesling from Mosel, Germany

DB0778-12
MüllerRiesling Kabinett Alte Reben Niedermenniger Sonnenberg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
48g/l RS, 10.4g acid, 8.5% alc. Stefan Müller holds vineyards in the villages of Niedermennig and Krettnach. One of his prized sites is a parcel of 50 year-old vines (“alte reben”) situated in the western, south-west-facing part of the Niedermenniger Sonnenberg. This parcel is situated on iron-rich...
Sustainable
DB3504-19
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...

DB8396-19
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...
90MFWSustainable
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 usually hovers in the 30-40g R/S range in any given year, but zoomed up to 58g/l. Marked in this vintage by exotic...
93WABiodynamic
DB1033-19
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Riesling Kabinett Rottgen
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Organic
DB8405-11
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
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Riesling Marienburg GG Falkenlay
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Biodynamic
DB1031-11
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Riesling Spatlese
Riesling from Mosel, Germany

DB9961-12
MüllerRiesling Spätlese "Alte Reben 1944" Euchariusberg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
70g/l RS, 10.5g acid, 8% alc. Harvested on 75-year-old un-grafted vines in the southfacing Fossem part of the vineyard, and was fermented down to sweet levels of residual sugar. Yields are miniscule at 20hl/ha. Yields were so small in 2019, there was no “estate Spätlese” made; only the Alte Reben ...
Sustainable
DB3520-19
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...
94MFW, 93WASustainable
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...
93MFW, 92WASustainable
DB3505-18
Clemens BuschRiesling Spätlese Marienburg
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Made from riper grapes in several of his grand cru sections.
90WA, 94WSBiodynamic
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
DB8406-19
MüllerRiesling Trocken
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
7.8g/l RS, 8.4g acid, 11.5% alc. Picked at just 40hl/ha (really low yields for an estate wine!) from the blue-grey slate of the Euchariusberg. “This cruises far above the usual standards set by Estate wines. Forget the word Estate Riesling, this is a serious wine in its own right!” - Jean Fischand...
Sustainable
DB3501-19
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...
91MFW, 90VM
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...
91MFW
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...
95WA, 92VM
DB0904-17
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...
96+WA, 95FW, 93VM
DB9078-16
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Riesling Trocken C.A.I.
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Organic
DB8396-12
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...
92V
DB0902-17
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Clemens BuschRiesling Vom Blauen Schiefer
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
90WA, 94WSBiodynamic
DB3610-18
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.
91WABiodynamic
DB8407-18
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Riesling Vom Grauen Shiefer
Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Biodynamic
DB8407-11

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