Press reviews : 2012
December 2012 // DER FEINSCHMECKER 1/2013
In the new Feinschmecker wine guide "Die besten Winzer & Weine 2013" (The best vintners & wines of 2013) we were upgraded to 3.5 F: "What a rise! It has been a long time since this winery has offered us such a harmonious phalanx of excellent wines ... (p. 193)."
November 2012 // Gault Millau Wine Guide 2013
Having once more been awarded 4 grapes by the new wine guide, we continue to be listed among the "best wine producers in Germany." Quotation (p. 564 f): "Mosbacher and Riesling – this is a natural marriage that brings joy to many wine lovers. The smaller as well as the "Great Growth" wines combine a juicy fruitiness with an unambiguous clarity, whilst a hint of minerality provides some bite."
November 2012 // Eichelmann German Wines 2013
With 4.5 stars we are once more considered to belong to the "world class" producers in the newly published Eichelmann guide."We made a note of it in our very first issue: one of the top winemakers in the Palatine region. This was and still remains true today. Year after year the winery produces collections of a high calibre ..." (S. 587)
June 2012 // DER FEINSCHMECKER 06/12
An experienced group of judges tasted and evaluated 110 German Pinot Blanc wines from 2011. We came 2nd place and, in addition, received the special recommendation "Best Buy". "Understatement on the label and great style inside the bottle: This Pinot Blanc, which has been labelled a simple "Qualitätswein" (quality wine), originates from one of the best sites in the Mittelhaardt region. It owes its juicy palate to the fact that some of it is fermented in 2400-litre wooden barrels. The remainder is stored in steel vats. Hence the aroma of the wine conjures up the scent of wild herbs and hawthorn rather than wood."
May 2012 // VINUM 05/12
In Europe's wine magazine, the well-known wine journalist Rudolf Knoll describes his favourite Rosé wines including our 2011 Rosé as follows: "Comment: Jürgen Düringer and Sabine Mosbacher-Düringer are known to produce first-class Riesling wines. These days they have once more added a deserving, bright red Rosé to their range. Spicily aromatic with a hint of raspberry and tea, powerful and yet gentle tannins and an emphasis on dryness, this wine stimulates the senses. From 2012 until 2014." Conclusion: We are in for a pink summer!
February 2012 // Wein-pur
"A classy monster (Ungeheuer) with international appeal" – this is the heading used by the Austrian wine magazine Wein-pur to describe our top site. "The Forster Ungeheuer is one of the best-known vineyards in Germany. This is where the most sophisticated Riesling wines have been grown for around two hundred years. Innovative vintners are continuing the tradition by adding their own style."
(issue 2/2012, p. 44 et seq.)
March 2012 // YouWine.de - Wine blog / wine guide
At the ProWein 2012 trade fair, our wines attracted some positive feedback from the publishers of the YouWine.de wine blog: "When it comes to the white wines produced by VDP vintners (Association of German Quality and Prädikat Wine Estates), the winner is the Georg Mosbacher winery! The winegrowers from the Palatinate region of Germany impress with their exotic, complex and rather elegant Riesling wines. The basic wines alone are convincing! We have given their QbA 2011 Riesling 4/5 points. Some of this wine is available at only seven euros a bottle – unbeatable! Those who prefer greater longevity and more body should try their single-vineyard Rieslings. In particular the Riesling Kalkstein 2010 (the 2011vintage is available from May) seduced us with its wonderful sweet and sour interplay, its exotic character, minerality and great potential! Sixteen euros for a bottle is a good investment indeed. This wine gives quite a few Großes Gewächs (great growth) wines a run for their money! 5/5 points."