When it comes to Riesling, julien Jean Renard plays Champions League. He’s quite the character: engaging, straight-shooting, rebellious – a maverick deeply committed to squeezing the best possible wine out of his grapes. Raised in northern Germany as the son of a French-German couple, he moved to Winningen, near Koblenz in the Terrassenmosel, to become a winemaker. He now runs a tiny garagiste operation, farming his 0.7 hectares of vines as organically as possible and keeping intervention in the cellar to a bare minimum. What his winery lacks in size, he makes up for in quality. Although he’s not a fan of the term, his ‘natural wines’ are top of the line.
WEINBAU JULIEN RENARD
Riesling Landwein der Mosel 2018
UITVERKOCHT. Compromisloos, zuiver, genadeloos strak en geniaal, zonder rafels en bomvol mineraliteit. Ongefilterde natuur-Riesling met tonen van gebakken appel, galiameloen, limoen, bijenwas, gember en anijs.
Riesling Göttchesberg 2018
Riesling Le Ch’ti 2018
Riesling Le Ch’ti Magnum 2018