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...

DB0324-19
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
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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
KleinMuller-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 quite some CO2 upon opening before revealing some direct and very aromatic...
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
DB3625-18
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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...
92MFW, 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
DB3506-18
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
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...
93 WABiodynamic
DB0908-17
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...

DB8396-18
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 in 2018. Marked in this vintage by...
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
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
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 "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...
91MFW
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...
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
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
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.
90VMBiodynamic
DB8408-17
KleinSpätburgunder "Little Red Riding Wolf"
Pinot Noir from Mosel, Germany
100% Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir). 12% alc.Half the grapes come from the Krov Paradies behind the winery, a limestone and clay site. The other half comes from the Krov Letterlay, a steep site of grey slate, contributing Pinot of more tension and less overt ripeness. Grapes are destemmed and fermented...
Organic
DB3623-18

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