From his 21 hectares Tim Fröhlich produces uncompromisingly angular wines that display breathtaking energy, precision and finesse. He took over responsibility for making the wine in 1983 at the tender age of 19, and supported by his father, who looks after the vineyards, has elevated the estate to one of the very best in Germany.
His principal holdings are in: Bockenau – the flagship Felseneck and Stromberg, but he also has vines in the geologically diverse communes of Monzingen with the Halenberg and Frühlingsplätchen vineyards, and Schloßböckelheim with Kupfergrube and Felsenberg. These are wines that can be drunk young, but the best need years to showcase the terroir of their vineyards. From 30-to-40-year-old vines in Felsenberg and Stromberg.
The nose of his 2016 Vulkangestein delivers white blossom, peach and almond aromas, and the palate is textured, savoury and dry. This makes for a versatile food match, we love it!
'More smoky than the Riesling trocken, nicely and noticeably reductive. Wild herbs and light lemon notes plus orange pith. Glorious piercing freshness and such finesse and complexity. Mouth-wateringly gorgeous and still so delicate. VGV' 17pts, Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com