90 points Vinous
"Scheurebe- or Muscat-like scents of sage, mint, basil, lemon and grapefruit zest instantly catch your attention, while muskmelon and white peach offer luscious fruit fundament on a silken, buoyant palate. Twenty grams of residual sugar support the fruit while remaining virtually undetectable as sweetness. A colloquy of citrus, herbs, melon and subtly sweaty salinity renders the cooling, stimulating finish mouthwatering and next-sip-inducing. This year’s rendition relies significantly on fruit from the Forster Bischofsgarten – actually closer to Friedelsheim – and from Freinsheim, a village whose underrated vineyards are now becoming better known through the notoriety of Weingut Rings, also profiled in this report."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Winery: The fact that this estate is crafting some of the very best dry wines in Germany is no fluke, rather a result of nearly obsessive winemaker Stephan Attman’s commitment to both dedicated cultivation of Deidesheim and Forst’s best sites and meticulous work in the cellar. Under the same ownership and winemaking team, the Dr. Deinhard label is designated for fruity styles vinified in stainless steel while the Von Winning label is reserved for the Grosses Gewächs sites vinified dry and in wood. Von Winning maintains some of the oldest parcels in Grosses Gewächs vineyards smattered across Forst, Deidesheim, and Ruppertsberg. Attman’s every decision is informed by great enthusiasm and experiences at estates in the Cote d’Or and abroad. For example, Attman’s newer vines are planted at a very high vine density- 9500 vines per hectare, as opposed to the more typical less than 5000. This creates competition amongst the vines, forcing the roots to grow deep, naturally reducing yields. Attman has adopted the single cane trellising system, prevalent in Burgundy, and Grosses Gewächs wines ferment in 500mL French barrels. Von Winning practices organic and sustainable viticulture.