NEWCOMER Wines
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Trade

We are an importer specialising in minimal intervention wines from Austria and its neighbouring countries. We work with a new generation of producers dedicated to making terroir-driven wines from indigenous varieties. Our winemakers work organically and biodynamically, preferring to spend their time in the vineyards rather than the cellar. Above all, we look for wines that are honest, distinctive and delicious.

Our trade clients include Sager + Wilde, Fera at Claridges, Timberyard Edinburgh, Vagabond Wines, Corbin & King, 67 Pall Mall, Hawksmoor, Brawn, Le Manoir Aux Quat Saison, P.Franco, Carters of Moseley Birmingham and Marcus Wareing Group.

Rita and Rudolf Trossen

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Copyright: Jenny and Francois Selections

Rita and Rudolf Trossen’s estate sits on the steep slopes of the Middle Mosel in the village of Kinheim. These slate soils have been home to grape vines since Roman times, and are renowned for yielding uniquely complex and elegant Rieslings. The weathered slate soils made it very difficult for phylloxera to flourish here, meaning that most of Rita and Rudolf’s vines are ungrafted, with some approaching 100 years of age.

The Trossens were one of the first producers in Germany to convert to Biodynamics way back in 1978, making them true pioneers. In 2010 they decided to go one step further and release their ‘Purus’ line - a range of single vineyard Rieslings that are unfined, unfiltered and have no added sulphur. Rudolf and Rita choose to age their wines on the lees for extended periods of time in order to stabilise them naturally, rather than using any additives or preservatives. Their Rieslings are remarkably balanced and precise, and each cuvée reflects the character of the site it came from - showing that minimal intervention Rieslings are more than capable of terroir expression.