Riesling has somewhat of a bad name in the UK and we think that's a crying shame. It's a versatile food wine that is often bone dry, refreshing and complex - and Philipp's Pirat Riesling is no exception.
A heady explosion of grapefruit, lime and lemon with a mineral backbone, it's a trocken style (thus, dry) of such intensity, we get sent to Riesling heaven when we drink it. Paired with spicy foods, you can't go much wrong.
Philipp Kettern is a young winemaker who is in the rather fortunate position of being mentored by a certain Dirk Niepoort, of Niepoort Port fame. Dirk is obsessed with Riesling and makes brilliant examples, so Philipp is learning from one of the best.
He has some enviable plots of grapes high above Piesport in the Mosel, on steep slopes that capture all the sun that's thrown at them.
Having tried his wines a number of years ago in the Mosel, we were delighted when Philipp found a UK importer. We're proud to have his wines on our shevles.