At a time when the pricing for many collectible wines seems to be continuously climbing, German Riesling remains extremely good value for world-class wine.

Among the varied terroirs and producers of Germany, the Mosel Valley has become its most widely known wine region thanks to the incredibly steep hills and trademark slate soils which create perfect conditions for ripening Riesling. Additionally, these unique slate soils are inhospitable to Phylloxera, meaning that many vineyards are made up of ancient vines that deliver wines of stunning quality and complexity at considerably lower alcohols than other regions.

In recent decades, one of the finest producers in the Mosel has been Weingut Clemens Busch, a small estate now led by fifth generation Clemens Busch and his wife Rita. An early adopter of organic practices and currently one of the few in Germany to operate under the strict guidelines of biodynamics, Clemens Busch farm terraces made up of centuries-old vines clinging to some of the steepest slopes in the area.

Everything at Clemens Busch is vinified naturally with each Grand Cru bottled separately and denoted by the colour of the capsule based on the different slate types.

“Rita and Clemens Busch are among the finest Riesling producers in all of Germany” – Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate

Today we are very excited to offer two bottlings from this stand-out producer:

Clemens Busch Pundericher Marienburg Fahrlay Riesling GG 2020
Hailing from one of Busch’s top Grand Cru sites, this wine is artfully described by James Suckling who says, “Smelling this is like looking into a deep abyss, and someone unfamiliar with intensely mineral dry riesling might feel a bit of vertigo…On the sleek palate this is super-focused with a terrific tannin structure that beautifully matches the crystalline quality on the pristine finish” – 97 points.

Clemens Busch Pundericher Marienburg Falkenlay Riesling GG 2020
Again, originating from one of Busch’s incredible Grand Crus, Suckling goes one further with the Falkenlay, awarding 98 points and stating, “If you thought you knew what peaches smell and taste like, then think again… Super-elegant on the ripe yet extremely precise palate. The peachy beauty only expands and expands at the breath-taking finish”.

Though these wines can be enjoyed now, they will also benefit from bottle age which tempers some of the youthfulness and allows for even more nuance to show.

Due in later this year, these well-priced wines can earn a spot in your cellar for very little money.

 

Clemens Busch Pundericher Marienburg Fahrlay Riesling GG 2020
£180 per case 6 IB

97 points | James Suckling
Smelling this is like looking into a deep abyss, and someone unfamiliar with intensely mineral dry riesling might feel a bit of vertigo. However, these grapefruit, white-tea and wild-herb aromas really excite us. On the sleek palate this is super-focused with a terrific tannin structure that beautifully matches the crystalline quality on the pristine finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification. Drink or hold.

18 points | Michael Schmidt, JancisRobinson.com
Fairly spirity on the nose with aromas of grapefruit and nut kernel. On the palate the fruit is quite generous with gooseberry and grapefruit flavours, nuances of almond and spice, leading into a rich and long finish. Exceptional substance and extract.

 

Clemens Busch Pundericher Marienburg Falkenlay Riesling GG 2020
£180 per case 6 IB

98 points | James Suckling
If you thought you knew what peaches smell and taste like, then think again. At first there’s a touch of bready character form long sur-lie maturation, but then the most ravishing peach aroma develops, plus notes of wild rose, orange and jasmine. Super-elegant on the ripe yet extremely precise palate. The peachy beauty only expands and expands at the breathtaking finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification. Drink or hold.

18.5 | Michael Schmidt, JancisRobinson.com
On the nose the Falkenlay appears the most generous of Busch’s Grosse Gewächse with aromas of grapefruit, orange and apricot. This wealth of fruit is well transmitted to the palate with great generosity of flavour and texture, but not without contours, provided by ripe acidity and a subtle combination of nut, kernel and spice.

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