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Van Volxem Wines Saar

High quality combined with Roman’s outsized physique and flamboyant personality seems to have provoked a little envy as well as an almost cult following since he purchased the estate in 2000. Much of the controversy seems to boil down to his pursuit of drier styles in a region that has traditionally promoted great sweet wines. […]

Weingut von Hövel Saar

One of the Saar’s long-established estates (11 ha), von Hövel is of monastic origins. Most wines come from the excellent Scharzhofberg or Oberemmeler Hütte sites – the latter is an Alleinbesitz (sole ownership). The wines (100% Riesling) have long been good but have sometimes been too marked by sulphur or other ‘off ’ odours. However […]

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