News December/January 2015
We have never produced a wine just to score well with wine critics or journalists. We produce wine that tastes good to us. We love the fruit of our labor and stand behind it. We welcome any kind of criticism. We left no stone unturned when we set out to turn everything upside down a few years ago. Therefore, we are grateful for your feedback. It is both an indicator and inspiration.
There are numerous publications devoted to reviewing wine. Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate is the most important and influential in the world. Stephan Reinhardt, the editor responsible for Germany, recently sampled our finest dry Rieslings from vintage 2013.
Our Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg (92 - 94 points) numbers among the outstanding wines of the vintage. Our 2013 RESSpekt (95 points) even ranked as one of the very top representatives of the vintage.
We're really quite pleased and unbelievably proud. To receive 95 Parker points for a dry wine is quite an achievement. The enormous number of reactions we've received from abroad since that issue was published attests that this success is not a figment of our imagination and confirms that we are pursuing the right path. The Rheingau is in the midst of great change and we're part of it. In his text accompanying the wine reviews, Reinhardt wrote:
"They surely enrich (and maybe also initiated) the new move in the Rheingau which had been the least interesting German wine region for so many years. As far as the Ress (and many other new) wines are debated they are worth bottling and - at least - being tasted. There is something going on in the Rheingau, Ress sei Dank!"
This is a real milestone for us. Thank you.