Louis Guntrum

03 June 2019

In Nierstein, in the Rheinhessen area, the family winery Louis Guntrum has been exporting wines for more than 150 years. Today, 11 generations after the first recording of their winery in 1648, they hold about 11 hectares of land with sites on Pettenthal, Oelberg, and Hipping north of Nierstein and Sackträger, Kreuz, and Herrenberg by Oppenberg. This impressive family heirloom produces about 90.000 bottles a year with traditional types of German grapes, such af Riesling and Silvaner, as well as Burgundy grapes.

We tasted a great selection of their wines and here is how we scored them.

Louis Guntrum Niersteiner Silvaner Trocken 2017
86 Aroma had nutty notes, ripe pears, honey melon, tea, lime, and peach. Over the palate came minerals, yellow apples, pears, lime, light melon and mango. Medium acidity, medium minus tannins and dry.
Louis Guntrum Scheurebe 2017
84 Aroma had grapefruit, yellow citrus bonbons, subtle spice, skin of green apples, and minerals. Over the palate came lemons, grapefruit, orange, yellow apples, very subtle gooseberries, and minerals. Medium plus acidity, medium minus tannins and dry.
Louis Guntrum Niersteiner Riesling Trocken 2017
85 Aroma had white peach, lime, tea and herbs, nutty notes, and light melon. Over the palate came white peach, yellow apples, light apricot, floral notes. Medium plus acidity, medium minus tannins and dry.
Louis Guntrum Nierstein Oelberg Riesling Trocken 2017
86 Aroma had white peach, subtle melon, fresh apricots and subtle notes honey blossoms. Over the palate came white peach, nectarines, fresh apricots, oranges, honey flowers, melon, lemon and lime. Medium acidity, medium minus tannins and dry.
Louis Guntrum Pettenthal 2015
88  Aroma had sunripe oranges and yellow citrusfruits, peach, apricots, melon, floral honey, subtle spice, and candied lemons. Over the palate came candied lemons, ripe peach, apricots, honey, melon, overripe green apples, and grassy notes. Medium acidity, medium minus tannins and dry.
Louis Guntrum Nierstein Bergkirche Riesling Kabinett 2016
86 Aroma had sweet and slightly overripe peach, melon, fresh apricots, overripe kiwi, and floral honey. Over the palate came sweet yellow and orange fruits, red apples, and honey. Medium acidity, medium minus tannins and sweet.
Louis Guntrum Pinot Noir 2016
87 Aroma had cherries, herb garden, currants, forest strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, soft notes of black spices, and subtle smoke. Over the palate came dense cherries, currants, forest strawberries, herbs, forest floor, spice, and subtle smoke. Medium acidity, medium acidity and dry. Fantastic QPR for Gutswein Pinot Noir.
Louis Guntrum Reserve Pinot Noir 2015
91 Aroma had succulent and abundant cherries, oak, smoke, currants, vanilla, forest floor, and forest strawberries. Over the palate came sour black cherries, spice, currants, oak, smoke, forest floor and herb garden.

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