2021 Saar Rieslings from Hofgut Falkenstein

Waited Long Enough

In operation since 1981, Erich Weber and his son Johannes meticulously farm about 9 hectares in a side valley in the Saar. They practice minimal intervention farming methods, continuing the traditions practiced on the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium wine estate since 1561. Focussing of classic winemaking, low alcohol, non use of herbicides.

These wines are pure, distinctively dry, and racy!

I’ve been working with this production since their 2016 release and have been very fortunate to receive a small allocation every year. Please act fast if you want to order these beauties!

Thanks to your love for this production, every year we get a bit more

“The father-and-son team of Erich and Johannes Weber don’t use herbicides and believe in low yields—just one short “flat” or non-arched cane (Flachbogen) per vine—to produce an array of dry (trocken), off-dry (feinherb), and fruity Saar wines, which represent true cask-by-cask bottlings. The Weber family farms about 13 hectares in a side valley of the Saar known as Konzer Tälchen. All the grapes are hand-harvested (including those grapes, mostly from young vines, that are sold in bulk to the local co-op).

2021 Niedermenniger Herrenberg, Rosé trocken – (AP23 ): Liquid pink quartz with a quiz of lime! – S.E.

2021 Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett trocken – Fuder Mutter Anna (AP 1): green apple, mints, pure.

2021 Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese feinherb – Fuder Onkel Peter (AP 4): flowery, flinty, minty, smoky, and zesty.

2021 Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett feinherb – Fuder Herbert (AP 15): minty, spicy, and crunchy.

2021 Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett – Fuder Bockstein: breadcrumbs, herbs, wet stones, black pepper, brisk.

(NV) Hofgut Falkenstein, Landwein “No Sulfur” – Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc)

(NV) Hofgut Falkenstain, Pet Nat’ Perlwein hefetrub – Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc)

Tasting Notes by: Lars Carlberg