Utterly mesmerising wines from Elysian cellars

2016 Von Buhl, Bone Dry Riesling, Pfalz, Germany

2016 Von Buhl, Bone Dry Riesling, Pfalz, Germany. About £15.50, Hennings Wine, 01798-872485; Woodwinters, 01786-834894; Salut Wines, 0161-2362 340.

Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl is one of the most famous and historic of Germany’s elite wineries. Proud owner of some of the best vineyard sites in Deidesheim and Forst – such as Forster Kirchenstück, Pechstein, Jesuitengarten, Freundstück and the Deidesheim sites Leinhöhle, Herrgottsacker, Kiesleberg and Paradiesgarten – the wines coming from this Elysian cellar have always been nothing short of utterly mesmerising.

In 2013 a new team at the estate, including managing director Richard Grosche and technical director Mathieu Kauffmann, took control of the property. I knew both men in their previous lives – Richard was a wine journalist and someone who I very much enjoyed bumping into at wine conferences all over the planet, and Mathieu made the wines at Bollinger, and so I came into contact with him and his wines with alarming regularity.

Their combined skills have given this renowned winery a new lease of life. They are churning out award-winning sparkling wines as well as the whole gamut of single-vineyard rieslings.

So allow me to reintroduce you to von Buhl with my tip for this week: it is one of the most enchanting and refreshing wines I have tasted in years. Bone Dry does what it says on the label and it will cast a spell on your palate like nothing you have ever tasted before.  You must taste this wine and then I am certain you will feel moved to investigate the rest of the portfolio.

• Matthew Jukes is a winner of the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s Communicator of the Year (MatthewJukes.com).

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