Yohann Nguyen

Domaine Laurent & Rita Kox, Kvevri Riesling 2015

Yohan Nguyen, Best Sommelier of Luxembourg 2018, Vinissimo (1, rue Raiffeisen, Luxembourg)

“This Riesling is produced in a qvevri (kvevri), a Georgian winemaking amphora, buried in the garden at the estate [read Vinorama no. 1]. I love bold winemakers, especially when they achieve very beautiful results, as here. The skin maceration [the grapes are poured whole into the qvevri] brings complexity, strength and a slight tannicity. With its framework, its purity and its striking minerality, the longevity of this wine is massive: at least ten years, and doubtless far longer. And for a major Riesling for fine dining, it is truly affordable. I would serve this wine with fillets of red mullet placed on a rhubarb compote with, between the two, a very fine bed of foie gras.”

Price: 18 euros (from the winery)


Subscribe to our newsletter

See also

Recent posts


Naumberg, a patchwork of Pinots

Naumberg is a renowned lieu-dit, or “named vineyard”, in the southern half of the Luxembourg Moselle winegrowing region, which is…


In northern Luxembourg, it’s not just Riesling that ages well!

Charlène Muller, manager of the Domaine Vinsmoselle cellar in Grevenmacher has dug out a number of old gems that she…


Wine tourism on the three borders

Although the Moselle crosses several national borders, isn’t it really just one region?  This is the key message of Via…


Quality wines on offer at Vinoteca

This wine store in the heart of Luxembourg City has set itself the task of representing virtually all the estates…


All the pleasures of the table at Domaine Mathes

At Domaine Mathes, the wine couldn’t be anything but gastronomic! After all, alongside their love of wine-making, Paule Mathes and…