Back With A Vengeance:
2018 Willi Schaefer Himmelreich Grosses Gewächs

Posted by Joe Salamone

"This is a stunning expression of airy dry Mosel Riesling."

We haven't seen a Schaefer GG bottling since 2012. In 2018, it came back in a big way.

Schaefer's 2018s are absolutely stunning. They leap out as among the best examples of the vintage. The Himmelreich GG has blazing minerality with a pristine expression.

Willi Schaefer's Himmelreich GG shows an outrageous clarity with an intense yet ultra-fine expression of white peach, apple, lemon zest, and a stunning array of slate and flowers.

What's immediately impressive about Schaefer GG is its refinement, persistence, and incredible detail and harmony. This is breeding and careful winemaking taken to the extreme.

The wine is sourced from a small, low-yielding parcel of the Himmelreich. Christoph Schaefer says they've always found the Himmelreich to be more suitable for dry wines; the airiness of the fruit, its purity and scale being more adaptable to the rigid confines of the acidity.

Before I wrap this up, I need to mention that quantities are very limited. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits