With his 17.5 ha, Tim Fröhlich, a new star in the Nahe, has produced since 2002 some quite superb wines. The quality of his wines has further enhanced the reputation of the very steep slate and quartz Monziger Halenberg vineyard and even steeper blue slate, basalt and quartz Bockenauer Felseneck site. Kabinett and Spätlese from both are very refined with excellent balance and definition. There is Weissburgunder too, a lovely pure example fermented in stainless steel and a richer, more textured, lightly oaked ‘S’ version. As well as super regular Auslese, sweeter styles of Riesling from Felseneck include exquisite TBA and Eiswein as well as Goldkapsel versions.
To find out more about Max-Ferd Richter and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Regional Guide to Germany..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines. (DM)