Although Riesling is not the most widely planted grape variety on the Moselle, it’s the one that forges estates’ reputations. They’re well aware of this on the Clos Mon Vieux Moulin estate (in Ahn) owned by cousins Frank and Luc Duhr. And they have been for some time.
Several of the outstanding cuvées that have emerged from Bernard Massard’s cellar in Grevenmacher were matured for several months in huge 3,700-litre oak barrels known as foudres. The use of these containers cherished by its CEO, Antoine Clasen, has become part of the company’s unique identity, and it purchased twelve…
Although its Alexandre de Musset crémant was first made back in 1995, the Schumacher-Knepper estate never really defined itself as a sparkling wine specialist. All that has now changed with three new cuvées added to its portfolio since 2018, the latest of which came out in May!
2018 was an outstanding year, which Yves Sunnen (Caves Sunnen-Hoffmann in Remerschen) realised sufficiently early to adapt his winemaking methods for certain wines. This led him to create a new collection, aptly christened Insolite (French for “unusual”), which, among other things features a Pinot Gris that’s … red!