Our Wines
Wine Archives
Lingenfelder makes a wide spectrum of wines from different grape varieties and vineyards, of different colours (white, red, rose), German Quality Levels and styles (bone dry to sweet; light and fruity to full-bodied and oak aged). We let Mother Nature direct us through her creation of the weather for a particular vintage and by the action of only native yeasts for fermentation. We do not make exactly the same wines every year.
Current Releases are the Lingenfelder wines currently for sale at the winery, available to our distributors and the most likely to be found in our diverse retail markets.

 

is our most important grape and one of the - some would argue ”the“ – greatest white grape in the world.
2001 Bird Label (medium-sweet)
2001 Riesling Spätlese (medium-sweet)
2001 Riesling Spätlese (dry)
1999 Riesling Kabinett (off-dry)
1998 Riesling Spätlese (off-dry)
1997 Riesling Spätlese (off-dry)
1997 Riesling Beerenauslese (sweet)
1996 Riesling Spätlese (off-dry)

 

is closest to our heart. It’s a new grape created by George Scheu in 1916 by crossing Sylvaner ( as mother ) and Riesling ( as father). Scheurebe or Scheu ( Shoy ) - as we call it for short – has more body, more aromatic intensity than Riesling and finishes with a grapefruity tang at the end of the palate.
2001 Scheurebe Kabinett (off-dry)
2001 Scheurebe Spätlese (medium-sweet)
2001 Scheurebe Spätlese (dry)
1998 Scheurebe Spätlese (dry)
1997 Scheurebe Spätlese (dry)
1996 Scheurebe Spätlese (dry)

 

is an old grape. Generally speaking is makes nice and easy wines with less acidity than Riesling – which is a good thing in some years. It can make exceptional wines in very good years. Sylvaner got us into trouble with the German Wine Bureaucracy – see “Ypsilon”.
1992 Sylvaner Tafelwein (dry)

 

is internationally known as Pinot Noir the red grape from Burgundy. It is known in Germany at least since the early 14th century. No doubt this grape makes the most elegant and most refined red wines in the world.
In exceptionally warm years in which our Spätburgunder reaches 13 % natural alcohol we use a higher proportion of new oak and call it Ganymed ( named after Ganymedes – “sommelier of the gods” in Greek mythology )
1997 Spätburgunder Tafelwein (dry)
1996 Spätburgunder Tafelwein (dry)
1996 Spätburgunder v.C. Tafelwein (dry)

 

is very new grape variety – crossed in 1955 and classified as a wine grape in 1984. Makes fairly dark colored, well structured wines in a cool climate environment. Originally designed to be a blending material wine it has indeed proved to be a very attractive wine in it’s own right.
Oynx is the barrique aged version of our Dornfelder.
1997 Onyx Q.b.A. (dry)
1996 Onyx Q.b.A. (dry)

 

Details of our current releases can be found under Current Releases.