News from our estate
We are especially delighted about our 2014 Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner GG dry being awarded the “Best German Dry White over £15” at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2016. The renowned British wine magazine Decanter prized this Silvaner with 95 points and the platinum-medal.
This year, the grape variety Scheurebe celebrates its 100th anniversairy and is therefore set in the spotlight. At the Scheurebe tasting of the German magazine "Falstaff" (07/2016) our Scheurebe wines performed very well: Our 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Scheurebe Alte Reben dry as well as our 2015 Iphöfer Scheurebe Kabinett dry achieved 90 points. Our 2015 Scheurebe dry reached 89 points.
At the world's largest Riesling competition "Best of Riesling 2016" our 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg VDP.Erste Lage Riesling dry achieved extraordinary 93 points (Meininger Verlag 06/2016).
At the international pinot grigio award 2016 ("Internationaler Grauburgunderpreis" 07/2016) our 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg VDP.Erste Lage Grauburgunder Alte Reben dry achieved 90,8 points, 4 stars (Top 10) and was prized for "extraordinary quality".
Moreover, some of our wines have also been evaluated by the magazine “wine spectator” (05/2016):
90 points: 2014 Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Großes Gewächs dry
90 points: 2014 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Silvaner Alte Reben dry
89 points: 2014 Hans Wirsching St. Veit dry
Please find further reviews here: press.
Dry Silvaner, Scheurebe and Riesling wines have been our family's specialty for generations! The original winery of our estate is located in the village of Iphofen, Franconia's 'historic treasure box'. It is the Gypsum Keuper soil that characterizes the terroir of our Premier Vineyard Sites, of which the Julius-Echter-Berg is the most famous. There, we carefully cultivate our vines, harvest our perfect, fully ripen grapes and then lovingly guide our young wines to emerge as distinctively unique wines that will enrich your life.
Yours, The Wirsching Family