Louis Guntrum

About

Louis Guntrum was established in 1648, and since 2003 has been owned and operated by Louis Konstantin Guntrum, who is the 11th generation of the Guntrum family to make wine. During the French Revolution, the family fled across the Rhine River to Bensheim. In 1909, Louis Guntrum returned to Nierstein and founded the Louis Guntrum winery as it is known today. In February 1945, during WW II, U. S. General Patton occupied the winery and the family mansion, having crossed the River directly at the Louis Guntrum estate. The current generation is focused on producing high-quality wines that are produced with passion and rooted in history.

Dry Riesling

Rheinhessen

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Riesling from the two classic sub-regions of the Rheinhessen – Nierstein, specifically Roter Hang, and Oppenheim. Soils are a combination of red sandstone (Roter Hang) and chalky-loam soils of Oppenheim. All stainless steel. White peaches, pears, balance. Average alcohol: 13%.
Scores
TBA

Blue Bottle Riesling

Rheinhessen

Harvest & Vintage Notes
15 to 20 year old vines in the hills of the Rheinhessen. Clay and loam soils. All stainless steel. Average alcohol: 9.5%.
Scores
TBA

Niersteiner Riesling Trocken

Rheinhessen

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Planted in the Roter Hang near the Rhine river. All stainless steel and kept on the fine lees until bottling. Citrus, peach, stones. Average alcohol: 12.5%
Scores
2019 Wine Advocate 91 - August 2020

Niersteiner Bergkirche Riesling Kabinett

Rheinhessen

Harvest & Vintage Notes
The Bergkirche vineyard is known for its well draining clay soils. All stainless steel. Citrus, smoke, acidity. Average alcohol: 11%.
Scores
2017 TEXSOM Silver Medal

Niersteiner Rehbach Riesling Spätlese

Rheinhessen

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Starting out as simply CSM in 1992, this wine was renamed in 2002 as a tribute to co-founder, mother, and grandmother extraordinaire Lorraine Ashmead. All from the Nuriootpa vineyard with soils of deep alluvial silt, red and brown earths, and limestone. 31 to 101 year old vines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot. Plum, forest, cocoa.
Scores
2017 Wine Enthusiast 90 - April 2019

2017 Texsom Gold Medal - August 2020

Niersteiner Hipping Grosses Gewachs Riesling Trocken

Rheinhessen

Harvest & Vintage Notes
The Guntrum family estate dates back to 1648. And this exact wine was served at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The flagship of this prestigious estate. All stainless steel. Stone fruit, textured, complex. Average alcohol: 13%.
Scores
2017 Wine Advocate 93 - August 2020

Oppenheim Sackträger Riesling Trocken

Rheinhessen

Harvest & Vintage Notes
This globally acknowledged, award winning Shiraz is the flagship of the Estate. 123 year old vines from the Command vineyard in Nuriootpa which is classified as an Ancestor vineyard by the Barossa Old Vine Charter. Fermented in open top concrete and aged in new American and French oak puncheons. Ripe berries, spice, elegant.
Scores
TBA