Every year we host a German Auktion Riesling Tasting for the most recent vintage of wines we acquired from Germany’s September VDP auctions. Prices were high at the auction in 2020, so acquiring 2019s was especially challenging. We managed to get some, so you can experience the 2019s, and we are pairing each one that we acquired alongside a different vintage of the same wine. That way you can compare and see how an auktion wine with a bit of age expresses itself. These auktion wines are quite special as they represent the very best, most interesting wines from each participating estate. And they are made in tiny quantities (sometimes only a few bottles for the world).
If you imagine that the German system first follows the Burgundy one — multiple owners in each vineyard, and each vineyard bottled separately, the Germans simply add one layer: the wine style: fine, delicate kabinett, fresh, tangy spätlese, luscious, rounded auslese, complex and intense beerenauslese, and essency TBA. Within the selections that are made for each level, top growers make one further separation: the very best, most interesting and complex musts are reserved to make auktion wine. Come out and join Linden at our K11 MUSEA location on 22 June to see what makes Germany’s Auktion Rieslings so highly sought after.
Wines to be served:
2019 Maximin Grünhaus Abtsberg Kabinett Auktion
2018 Maximin Grünhaus Abtsberg Kabinett Auktion
2019 Peter Lauer Ayler Kupp Spätlese Auktion #24
2017 Peter Lauer Ayler Kupp Spätlese Auktion
2019 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Auslese Auktion
2014 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Auslese Auktion
2019 Maximin Grünhaus Abtsberg Auslese Auktion
2017 Maximin Grünhaus Abtsberg Auslese Auktion