WEINGUT JÜRGEN LEINER is a Biodynamic winery in Germany’s Pfalz region.

OWNER Sven Leiner.

VINEYARDS Bereich Südliche Weinstraße. 2018 16 hectares (93.5 acres).

BIODYNAMICS Make all their own preps. Serious composting.

CERTIFICATION 2003 Bio sans papiers. 2005 Biodynamic practices begin with advice from Dr Andrew Lorand. 2011 First vintage with full Demeter certification. 2018 Still certified Biodynamic by Demeter.

WHITE WINES

ILBESHEIM WEISSER GEWURZTRAMINER TROCKEN

ILBESHEIM GRAUER BURGUNDER TROCKEN 2007 Screwcap. Earthy, bit of residual, bit neutral, clean, light on 24 April 2008 at the Südpfalzconnexion tasting, in the Weinhandlung am Kleinen Platz, Landau. €6.20 retail from the winery in 2008.

ILBESHEIM WEISSER BURGUNDER TROCKEN

KALMIT RIESLING TROCKEN From vines on limestone, on a sloping site at 270 metres (885 feet), the highest peak in the Rhine valley. 2016 Lovely creamy yellow fruit.1Demeter Austria tasting, Vienna 26th February 2018.

KALMIT WEISSER BURGUNDER TROCKEN

RED WINES

ILBESHEIMER SPÄTBURGUNDER TROCKEN RESERVE 2005 Lightish ruby, some wild Pinot Noir fruit on the nose, earthy, bit dry from ageing in newly purchased Stockinger oak vats at the Südpfalzconnexion tasting, in the Weinhandlung am Kleinen Platz, Landau.

KALMIT SPÄTBURGUNDER TROCKEN From vines at 240 metres (787 feet). 2015 Light, bright pure red cherry with well weighted oak.2Demeter Austria tasting, Vienna 26th February 2018.

CONTACT Weingut Jürgen Leiner, Arzheimer Strasse 14, D-76831 Ilbesheim, Germany / Tel +49 (0)6341.30621 / www.weingut-leiner.de