At one point, German wines may have been underrated, but not today. Our German producer, Steitz, in Reinhessen has produced some of our most popular and best selling wines for over 15 years. These wines are very precise, and often surprise people with their quality and balance. The Pinot Noir, known as Spatburgunder has been our best selling red wine for several years. The Riesling and Pinot Gris both have an amazing and distinctive minerality. As you can see, even the writer of the famous movie Sideways loves our Pinot Noir thank you Rex!!
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✓ Small scale vineyard producing less than 50,000 bottles per year
✓ Decanter Silver Medal award in 2014 for Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir)
✓ Voted “best red” by customers at The Wine Parlour, Brixton
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✓ Order today by 3pm for delivery tomorrow, save 5% on case orders. Let me delight & excite you!!
Good To Know!
✓ Delivery is free on orders over £60 across the UK. Pick up from our store in Brixton and I’ll serve you a free glass of Champagne to say thank you!
✓ We don’t forward your order to a warehouse for delivery. The same team who serve our wines to our customers, hand pick your bottles, pack them, and send them to you
✓ If there is a problem with your wine – there is not a problem. I stand behind my wines 100% You can choose replacement, substitute or refund and we will arrange this within 24 hours of talking to you
Our Spatburgunder is a medium-bodied, soft a subtle red, offering a mixed bouquet of redcurrants, ripe plum and red cherry, alongside darker, more sumptuous tones of white chocolate, vanilla, a hint of coffee and fresh, leafy tannins of eucalyptus and delicate mint. The Rielsing is a dry white wine with crisp lemon acidity, fresh notes of apple and pear, a hint of papaya and blossoming floral aromas, structured with a subtle almond-led buttery touch. Grauburgunder is a dry white wine, boasting green notes of lime, apple and fresh grape alongside a subtle mineral quality.
Did you know?
- Rheinhessen is the largest wine-producing region of 13 in Germany, with more than 25,000 hectares used every year out of the 105,000 in the whole country, roughly 25% of the country’s entire production. As well as it being the largest region, it is also deemed to produce some of the finest wines in the country
- While primarily a white wine country, red wine production surged in the 1990s and early 2000s, primarily fuelled by domestic demand, and the proportion of the German vineyards devoted to the cultivation of dark-skinned grape varieties has now stabilized at slightly more than a third of the total surface. Contrary to popular belief, of the 32 grape varieties grown in Germany, 15 are red.
- Grapes such as Spatburgunder, Weisserburgunder, Grauburgunder, Riesling, Sylvaner, Traminer and St Laurent are typically grown in the Rhine Valley.
- The Rhine river, which cuts through the centre of Rheinhessen, is the second longest in Europe, flowing 764 miles, or 1229km, from the Swiss Alps to the Netherlands into the North Sea. The Rhine forms a portion of the Swiss-Liechtenstein, Swiss-Austrian border, and the Swiss-German and Franco-German border.
- Rheinhessen is divided into 3 districts: Bingen (Where you can find the Steitz winery), Rheinterrasse, and Wonnegau.
Winemakers Christian and Diana Steitz create both innovative and classic styles of wines using an array of flagship central- European grape varieties, try the range today!
Interested to learn more about wine, visit www.thewineparlour.com/wset to find out more about our wine education programme.