Jancis Robinson Wine of the Week: 2013 RIESLING Trocken Weingut Braunewell

by Ed H-B

You may remember we introduced you to a new range of German wines back in April, which have subsequently proved highly popular with customers (and the home team), well now they’re starting to catch the attention of the press too and not just in the Royal Cellars!

Jancis Robinson has just declared the 2013 RIESLING Trocken Weingut Braunewell as her wine of the week, which obviously we are very pleased about as we think this little gem is a great value (£11.95/10.95) dry Riesling from Rheinhessen, a wine producing area which has been on the up and up for a number of years (as Jancis also points out in her Wine of the Week article published today).

2013 RIESLING Trocken Weingut Braunewell


Grapes: Riesling
Colour: White
Origin: Germany, Rheinhessen
ABV: 12%


75cl bottles   £11.95       Case price*   £10.95


‘Earlier in the summer I tasted Braunewell Riesling trocken 2013 Rheinhessen twice, once blind, and it impressed me both times for its nerve, refreshment value and youth. Like so many 2013s, it has no shortage of acidity, but the concentration of fruit is such that this wine would serve as a great-value introduction to the pleasures of dry German Riesling. It has bright fruit reminiscent of stone fruit – nectarines perhaps – but finishes bone dry. And overall it’s the lively acidity that keeps it all together. Like any decent Rheinhessen dry Riesling there is no shortage of body. The alcohol level is 12.1% ‘

Jancis Robinson MW OBE – www.JancisRobinson.com (Sep 2015)

Screwcap. Light and racy. Dry Riesling. Really punchy and new style. Much more pzazz than the puny Sauvignons we’ve been tasting in this line-up. (Blind tasted at Buckingham Palace). 16.5/20

Jancis Robinson MW OBE – www.JancisRobinson.com (Aug 2015)

N.B. Unfortunately due to its popularity we only have 7 cases left online plus a number of bottles in each of our shops, but you can always call your local L&S shop to check availability

*Case discount applies for any mixed 12 bottles of wine. Free delivery for all orders over £100.