News from our estate
NEW WINE LIST 3-2019
>> wine list 3-2019 (incl. 19% value added tax)
3x GOLD AT DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2019
We are proud about three of our wines being awarded the gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019: 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Grosses Gewächs (96 points), 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Grosses Gewächs (96 points) and 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Beerenauslese (95 points). Awesome!
GEWÜRZTRAMINER: BEST WHITE WINE SWEET
At the new competition „Mundus Vini Nordic 2019“ our 2018 Iphöfer Kalb Gewürztraminer Spätlese VDP.ERSTE LAGE was awarded the “Best of Show” award (category “white wine sweet”). Moreover the Spirits Magazine awarded it with 96 points (9/2019). // >> further information about the competition "Mundus Vini Nordic"
FAIR'N GREEN AND SUSTAINABILITY
We are becoming member of FAIR’N GREEN, an official certificate for sustainability. FAIR'N GREEN is the system for sustainable viticulture. It covers the areas of management, environmental protection and corporate social responsibility. The wineries are yearly audited by sustainability experts and subject to the standard of FAIR and GREEN e.V. which puts forth high requirements in all areas of sustainability. We take good care of our soil, we love our vines and are doing what we can to support biodiversity. Being a family business for many generations we know the value of a healthy environment that we want to grant for the future of our children and our customers. The stronger a plant gets, the less protection it needs. That’s why we reduce yields down to 60 % and invest in a lot of hand work during vegetation in the vineyards to model the ideal proportion of leaves and grapes. Roundup (Glyphosate) and insecticides are 100 % banned from our vineyards. Greenery in the vineyards that we cut regularly, stores nutrients and protects the soil from drying. Hand work during the year and in the harvest grants high quality, because nothing can substitute the experience of a good team.
RONN WIEGAND (MW): "SIMPLY STUNNING WINES"
The internationally renowned wine critic and publisher of the "Restaurant Wine" magazine, Ronn Wiegand, tasted several of our wines and is full of praise for the Wirsching wines:"The 2017s were wonderful (Silvaner Kalb, Scheurebe Kronsberg), and every one of the 2016 Julius-Echter-Berg wines (GG Riesling, GG Silvaner, TBA Riesling, BA Silvaner) were/are exceptional. The TBA is one of the greatest I have tasted from Franken; the Silvaner BA is the greatest Silvaner I have ever tasted. Simply stunning wines." >> read his reviews (clipping of Restaurant Wine magazine, issues #184, #185 & #186 of 2019)
2017 GRAND CRUS AVAILABLE
The Grand Crus of the 2017 vintage are available since 1st September. We give them one more year to develop. Grand Crus, especially those grown on gypsum soil, have a special complexity which unfolds very slowly in the bottle. But then when drunk a real pleasure for many years. >>2017 Grand Crus
> International Wine Challenge
95 points | 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU
> Falstaff Wine Guide 2019
95 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Riesling Eiswein
94 points | 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU
93 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU
93 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Scheurebe Beerenauslese
93 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Riesling dry GRAND CRU
> Gault & Millau Wine Guide 2019
94 points | 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter Berg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
91 points | 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU
90 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Scheurebe Alte Reben dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE
>> Please find further reviews here: press
Dear wine enthusiasts,
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