Fürst Pinot Noir Grosses Gewächs 2014: One of the wine world’s best kept secrets

October 18th 2016


The stunning quality of top class German Pinot Noirs is one of the wine world’s best kept secrets. Germany’s cool climate combined with a new generation of engaged, young, inquisitive winemakers mean the country is producing some of the finest Pinot Noirs in the world, with the Grands Crus – the Grosses Gewächs – rivalling Burgundy for finesse, elegance, mystery and beauty. Father and son, Paul and Sebastian Fürst, have truly mastered this fickle grape variety in their 2014. The Fürst estate, established in 1638, has enjoyed consistent veneration for the superb quality of their ethereal, delicate, and astonishingly precise…

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Harvest in Kent at Gusbourne

October 11th 2016


15 years in the wine trade, countless vineyard and winery visits, but I realised last week that I had never picked a single grape… So I jumped at the chance to head down to Gusbourne for the one of the last days of their 2016 Chardonnay harvest.

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