90+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
“... This is a round, elegant, beautifully balanced and accessibly fruity Gutedel with remarkable finesse and highly stimulating salinity. The tannins are delicate, and the wine is light-footed but characterful and reveals great fruit charm. Fabulous."
90 points Falstaff
"Relatively strong in colour. Ripe stone fruit, raisin, apricot and malt. On the palate quite rich, as one can expect from the year, a layer of phenolics, lively acidity, dry and substantial with edginess and generosity. Extremely high level for an entry-level wine."
Vinous Reverie Notes
“Quality is made in the vineyard. We work with utmost care to create the conditions for high-class wines. In the cellar we only do the minimum of work necessary allowing the wines to rest and time to mature. The French swear by their terroir – in this respect I am a Frenchman.” ~ Hanspeter Ziereisen
Ziereisen is located in the very southern part of Baden in a town called Efringen-Kirchen, directly on the Rhine river at the border of Alsace and Switzerland. The area is called Markgräflerland; another name is the Dreiländereck – the “three country corner”: Basel, Switzerland is the closest city, just 15 kilometers south. Here, Hanspeter and his wife Edel produce outstanding Pinot noir and Chasselas (also called Gutedel or Fendant). Heugumber - It means “grasshopper,” and is their basic Chasselas, though it’s hardly “basic” with 13 months on the fine lees. An original, nutty wine that’s as tasty as a dumpling, it should be by-the-glass everywhere!