"Silky and very elegant"
2021 Weingut Wittmann Brunnenhäuschen Grosses Gewächs

Posted by Joe Salamone

We've been hunting Wittmann's 2021 Brunnenhäuschen for a long time.

Today, I'm happy to offer a very modest parcel of Wittmann's rarest GG. 

The 2021 Brunnenhäuschen GG is a study of the razor cut and elegance that defines Wittmann's wines.

photo of bottle of Wittmann Riesling Brunnenhauschen GG 21

Wittmann's 2021 GGs are serious. They are textbook examples of the estate's style of tactile mineral tension and serious length, finesse, and definition. They are blazingly pure and just mind-blowingly good.

Brunnenhäuschen is a small vineyard of old vines that's adjacent to Morstein. It's a fascinating site that combines high altitude with south-facing slopes. The soil is limestone and red clay. The resulting wine is tension-filled with lots of power and finely etched detail. 

The 2021 Brunnenhäuschen beautifully captures the pristine elegance that this GG is capable of. Its sleek mineral core is perfectly integrated into the wine's silken texture. The combination is simply dazzling. 

Philipp Wittmann took the helm of his family's estate in 1999 and it is, without a doubt, one of the most impressive estates in the Rheinhessen. Strangely, while Wittmann has a huge reputation in Germany, they have a much lower profile in America. Like Keller, they are dry Riesling specialists.

While still largely cruising under-the-radar, each year we watch the interest in Wittmann grow. With only one other listing in the country, we expect this modest and well-priced parcel to disappear quickly. 

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

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

In Stock and Pre-arrival - Limited Quantities

2021 Wittmann Riesling Grosses Gewachs Brunnenhauschen Trocken

750 ml


Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate: "The 2021 Brunnenhäuschen Riesling GG offers a clear, intense and warm, tender and very elegant as well as balanced bouquet of ripe fruits, crushed limestone and iron. Silky and very elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied yet pure, saline and stimulating Riesling from red clay-limestone. In terms of texture, this is a finely tannic and still nobly bitter-finishing Brunnenhäuschen. It is a kind of bridge from Westhofen to Wittmann's Niersteiner, and its balanced, silky character is closer to the Niersteiner than to, for example, Keller's Abtserde"