Theresa is all about attention to detail, and she only works with the very best sites possible. It's therefore a very exciting moment when she decides to work with a new vineyard. This is her first vintage from the 'Lorch Pfaffenwies' Grand Cru vineyard; a magical site that slopes towards the river and captures all the afternoon sun. A paradise where Riesling ripens perfectly, this is an incredibly special wine. Concentrated with beautifully integrated acidity, a gentle pithiness, great tension and a long finish. Worth every penny and more.
Full and vibrant red-apple and fresh-herb nose, then a powerful but sleek and tightly wound palate with major minerality. Needs some time to unwind, but excellent structure. From organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification. Drinkable now, but best from 2023.
Winemaking dynamo Theresa Breuer took the reins at her family estate in Rheingau in 2004, aged 18 when her father passed away. The estate was founded in 1880 by Peter Breuer and owns some of the steepest, most prized vineyards in the Rheingau including several Grand Cru. Peter's grandson Bernhard was a true ambassador for Riesling, playing an important role in restoring its respectability in world markets after the lost Liebfraumilch years.
His motto was: "I wish to produce wines that make the specific characteristics of their origin visible". Theresa has continued to build on his legacy improving and innovating and has converted their vineyards to organics. Read our interview with Theresa and her stunning 2019 vintage on the blog