Tasting in the Winery - Sybille Kuntz

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Sybille took over her family estate in the early 1980’s. She had opened a wine shop a few years earlier and realised that her parent’s wine was poor compared to others in the region. She thought she could do better and was right! Sybille now farms the 45 acre estate with her husband Markus along strict biodynamic principals. The wines have a complexity, freshness and modern appearance that puts them amongst the best in the region.

I was always a little confused by German wine labelling until I met Sybille & Markus. To spend time with them is a fun and educational experience and they have made a great effort to simplify their labelling with the key information and a nice colour scheme. Their wines are all made from Riesling. The grapes for Qualitätswein are picked first, then Kabinett a little later and riper (more sugar in them) followed by Spatlese and finally Auslese the off dry style. As a result the Qualitätswein is fresh, dry and fruity, the Kabinett fuller and more mineral is style, the Spatlese more complex, richer and rounded whilst the Auslese is off dry and drinks beautifully with some bottle age. To buy and drink a bottle of each is a great journey through German wine styles.

Wines from Sybille Kuntz