WINE REPORT 2005 Tom Stevenson · Dezember 2005


but their Pinot Noir wines could throw down the gauntlet to many a Cote d’Or premier cru. With most of the vineyards in family ownership for decades, if not centuries, these guys know their terroir, are blessed with plenty of old vines and 20 years of barrique experience have given them an edge that many of the New World Pinot fashionables would find hard to compete with. Sceptics might ask how wines of such amazing quality can remain so unknown beyond German borders. The answer lies in the question – they are well known within!

Fastest-improving producers: KNIPSER (mainly red, Pfalz).

Greatest-quality wines:

Laumersheimer Kirschgarten Dornfelder trocken Barrique 1999:

The essence of Dornfelder tarned by three years in barrique.

Best Bargains:

Großkarlbacher Burgweg Scheurebe Trockenbeerenauslese 1992.

Most exiting or unusual finds:

Großkarlbacher Burgweg Gelber Orleans Eiswein 1996:

A phoenix rises from the ashes. And they said Gelber Orleans was extinct!


Weingut Knipser
Hauptstraße 47
D-67229 Laumersheim/Pfalz
Tel 06238.742 Fax 06238.4377


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Samstag 10 – 16 Uhr
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Weingut Knipser
Hauptstraße 47
D-67229 Laumersheim/Pfalz
Tel +49.6238.742 Fax +49.6238.4377

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 10am – 12 and 2pm – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Closed on Sundays and bank holidays

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