Currently Jochen Dressigacker is certainly one of the most talented young wine makers in Germany. His style is unique and his wines are available in almost all top restaurants in western Europe. After tasting his 2009 vintage, Jancis Robinson named him “a near genius”and sommeliers around the world adore Dressigacker wines for their ability to accompany great food.
To produce something outstanding out of something good and something exciting out of something tasteful – is what drives Jochen Dressigacker everyday in his work in the vineyard and wine cellar. To achieve this he works hard and turns something exhausting into something extreme.
The family owns 37ha in Bechtheim, Rheinhessen with 21ha under vine and the vineyard consists of 60% Riesling, 10% Weissburgunder (Chardonnay), 10% Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) and 10% Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) plus some bits and pieces.
Extremely low yields or extremely long maturation on the yeast lees are only two factors which contribute to the quality of Jochen Dressigacker wines. Certified Organic farming, hours of manual work in the vineyards, fully ripened grapes, hand picking and gentle fermentation in stainless steel vats are further contributory factors. Last but not least, Jochen can count on his family to support him driving for the continued success of his wine estate.
2016 Organic Trocken Riesling