Nobody forgets the view of the six terraces with their mighty stone walls that form the heart of the Kupfergrube (copper mine in German) site from our estate house, and nobody fails to have a strong reaction to the radically original dry Rieslings from this legendary site.
The Kupfergrube wines have been dividing opinions since the first vintage in 1910, because along with an intense grapefruit character, they also have an almost overwhelming smoky minerality. It is electrifying for some, and for the hard core of fans right around Planet Wine there’s no doubt that the Kupfergrube is one of the world’s great dry whites!
Because we own fully 12 hectares in this GG / Grand Cru site some wine from here goes in to our cuvee 7 Terroirs and much more into our highly sought after village wine, Vom Vulkan. This dry Riesling is 100% from the Kupfergrube and offers a moderately priced introduction to this warm and spicy, yet strict and racy micro-cosmos of aroma and flavour. It is released about half a year after the harvest, but for a first encounter with the breathtaking Kupfergrube GG you will have to wait five years from the day the grapes were picked. It’s well worth the long wait!