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."
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!