WINE SPECTATOR 03/2017
92 points | 2015 Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE: "Very fruity, this is redolent of apple pastry, peach tart and custard flavors that feature some smoky notes. Lush and spicy on the finish, with plenty of cream and spice details. Drink now through 2022." (Wine Spectator 03/2017, p. 106)
GERMAN WINERY OF THE YEAR 2017
We are especially delighted about the award "German Winery of the year 2017", which we received from the German magazine "selection" (issue 04/2016). >> see the award here.
BAVARIAN STATE AWARD OF HONOUR 2016
The Bavarian Minister for Agriculture, Helmut Brunner, has honoured our wine estate with the Bavarian State Award of Honour 2016, the most renowned Bavarian wine award. We received this award for the quality of our wines from the 2015 vintage. We feel very delighted, because our complete wine range formed the basis of consideration. >> See a picture of the conferment of the State Award of Honour here.
FALSTAFF WEINGUIDE 2017
2014 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Großes Gewächs dry
2014 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Großes Gewächs dry
2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg VDP.Erste Lage Silvaner dry
2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Riesling Alte Reben dry
2015 Iphöfer Kalb VDP.Erste Lage Silvaner dry
2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Silvaner Alte Reben dry
2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Scheurebe Alte Reben dry
2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Weißburgunder Alte Reben dry
JANCIS ROBINSON 09/2016
Wine writer Tamlyn Currin featured our 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Scheurebe Alte Reben dry in his piece “Scheurebe and some glamorous stragglers” (Jancis Robinson, 09/2016) applauding: “Refined and focused on the nose and a very serious Scheu indeed. Nuttiness and strength. Gorgeously salty, long and honed to chiselled contours. A minty cassis core that is mouthwatering. Complex and aristocratic. This would be a beautiful wine to pair with food. Powerful enough to work with swordfish or monkfish, chilli and strong oriental flavours like fresh coriander or green chilli and coconut. Outstanding.” It gained 17 points (1st place).
THE DRINKS BUSINESS 08/2016
Among the top 10 German Scheurebe wines: 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Scheurebe Alte Reben dry: "This fuller, off-dry style of Scheurebe from VDP Franken producer Hans Wirsching is possibly more reminiscent of Gewürztraminer than the usual Sauvignon Blanc, with honey and yellow fruit flavours mingling with lychee, mint and blackcurrant. Weighing in at a punchy ABV of 14%, it’s nevertheless balanced and elegant." (The drinks business 08/2016) >> Read the complete article here
90 points: 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Scheurebe Alte Reben dry
90 points: 2015 Iphöfer Scheurebe Kabinett dry
89 points: 2015 Scheurebe dry
BEST OF RIESLING 2016
93 points: 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg VDP.Erste Lage Riesling dry (Meininger Verlag 06/2016)
INTERNATIONAL PINOT GRIGIO AWARD 2016
90,8 points, 4 stars (Top 10), "extraodinary quality": 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg VDP.Erste Lage Grauburgunder Alte Reben dry >> Please find the award here.
"Best German Dry White over £15" (95 points): 2014 Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Großes Gewächs dry: "Altogether superior! A very pretty lemon and apple nose is followed by a powerful, spicy medium-bodied palate. This is totally engaging, with marked intensity, complexity and purity of fruit. Gets revs of flavour up and running and keeps the pedal down throughout. Outstanding Sylvaner with admirable structure and length." (Decanter 05/2016) >> Please find the certificate here.
INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2016
WINE SPECTATOR 05/2016
90 points | 2014 Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Großes Gewächs dry: "Ripe, with rich dried tropical fruit flavors matched to notes of dried apple and baked pear. Cinnamon and shaved nutmeg details emerge on the firm, savory finish. Drink now through 2018." (Wine Spectator 05/2016, p. 129)
90 points | 2014 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Silvaner Alte Reben dry: "Rich, lush and spicy, with loads of ripe apple, baked pear and tangerine flavors, supported by Vibrant acidity. Shows hints of dried Tropical fruits midpalate, leading to a deeply savory finish. Drink now through 2018." (Wine Spectator 05/2016, p. 129)
The 2014 vintage is sold out. The successor 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Silvaner Alte Reben dry is available.
89 points | 2014 Hans Wirsching Silvaner dry: "A plush and smoky white, with deep, well-structured flavors of pear tart, ripe apple and custard. (...) To a finish filled with spice and white chocolate details. Drink now through 2018." (Wine Spectator 05/2016, p. 129)
The 2014 vintage is sold out. The successor 2016 Silvaner dry VDP.GUTSWEIN is available.