Hofmann, Riesling Trocken 'Vom Roten Stein' 2014, Germany
Too many people still have a prejudice against German Riesling based on outdated opinions formed from the oceans of cheap and sweet Piesporter and Liebfraumilch that sold in the 1970s. German wines can have extraordinary quality however, with some of the best vineyards in the world, and more and more of them - like this one - are being made 'Trocken' or, in a dry style with the wines being fermented to dryness so that all the sugar is converted into alcohol.
From a young German winemaker with experience of making wines around the world from California to South Africa, this wine is bursting with vivacious fruit on nose and palate, but has that steely precision that shows the true class of Riesling grown in this cool and perfectly suited climate. Watch the video for my full review, including much more detail and food matching suggestions. The wine costs £14.95 from online retailer Slurp.co.uk.