Weingut Jürgen Leiner is a Biodynamic winery in the Rhineland-Palatinate or Pfalz region in western Germany

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. Member of respekt-BIODYN too.

White wines

Ilbesheim Weisser Gewurztraminer Trocken:

Ilbesheim Grauer Burgunder Trocken 2007 Screwcap. Earthy, bit of residual, bit neutral, clean, light (Südpfalzconnexion tasting, 2008).

Ilbesheim Weisserburgunder Trocken

Kalkbruch Weissburgunder Trocken: 2019 Pfalzer Landwein. From limestone, deep loess. Skin contact in the press. Spontaneous ferment. 10 months in oak vats.

Kalkbank Weissburgunder Trocken: 2018 Pfalzer Landwein. Clay-limestone in the Kalmit nature reserve. South, south-west facing. Poor soils. Skin contact. Spontaneous ferment in oak vats. 10m on lees. Less than 2g/l RS.

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 (Demeter Austria tasting, 2018).

Kalmit WeissBurgunder Trocken

Red wines

Ilbesheimer Spatburgunder Trocken Reserve2005 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 Spatburgunder Trocken:From vines at 240 metres (787 feet). 2015 Light, bright pure red cherry with well weighted oak (Demeter Austria tasting, 2018)

Contact

Weingut Jürgen Leiner

Arzheimer Strasse 14

D-76831 Ilbesheim, Germany

Tel +49 (0)6341.30621 | www.weingut-leiner.de