Sybille Kuntz Mittel Mosel
This small estate of 10 ha run by Sybille Kuntz and her husband is a rising star in the Mosel. The vineyards are well established, primarily in Lieser Niederberg-Helden, and the focus is on dry wines. A regular bottling is surpassed by Gold-Quadrat and Dreistern. The latter has unusual breadth and depth for dry Mosel Riesling as well as a stylish mineral, herb and citrus character. While these wines are not in the classic Mosel mould, optimal ripeness is sought from the old vines and they do seem to work; the claim to be good food wines seems justified too. Even an Auslese Goldkapsel is produced in a Halb-Trocken style. At the other end of the sweetness spectrum there are small quantities of fine Beerenauslese and very sweet, very intensely flavoured TBA. Occasionally sulphur levels detract in some of the wines but this should be less of a problem with age.
To find out more about Sybille Kuntz 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)