The Corvers and Kauter families between them have five hundred years of winegrowing history in the Rheingau, one of the world’s most iconic wine regions. Now led by Dr Matthias and Brigitte Corvers, whose family originates from Rudesheim, their 12 hectares of gravity-defying organic vineyards are planted around the villages of Oestrich and Winkel in the traditional manner on the steep banks of the Rhine. The vast majority of their vines are Riesling, with some Pinot Noir and a smattering of the very rare Roter Riesling, whose pinkish berries are the result of a colour mutation, and usually bunches feature both pink and white grapes. Oestrich-Winkel is its heartland, with Corvers-Kauter one of just a handful of producers in Germany and Austria still harvesting it.
"Fresh yellow fruit, peach, but also floral, rose, rose hip, and 'stony' notes. Elegant, enigmatic palate, straightforward and acid-fresh, but also with lots of extract in the discreet, almost slim structure. Juicy, long finish. Finesse!"