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2016 Neverland & André Macionga ‘Unartig’ Weisswein Cuvée, Rheinhessen, Germany

Rating: 91+/100

Nothing higher than the phrases of this cuvée’s creator to explain the place it comes from and the intentions behind this wine. That is what André Macionga, sommelier, says about his ‘Unartig’ 2016 cuvée:

Within the autumn of 2015 the vineyard of Neverland in Vendersheim, Rheinhessen caught my eye. The brothers Sebastian and Marcel Class invited me to a non-public wine tasting. After some visits to the vineyard and joint tasting we determined to start out a mission collectively.

After we had created the cuvée and the entire course of was full, we tasted the primary bottle collectively. The phrase “Unartig” (naughty) was mentioned and it was instantly apparent and undoubtedly the title this wine ought to have.

“Unartig” is exclusive. Frivolous, perky and self-confident. That is proven on quite a few ranges.

So, How Good is André Macionga ‘Unartig’ Weisswein Cuvée?

Tasting Notes

This Rheinhessen German white is available in a shiny and vivid lemon-yellow colour.

At first odor and proper after opening the bottle, what first strikes is the pungent citrusy lemon and grapefruit odor, reminding considerably of a Sauvignon Blanc. This tames down with aeration although, leaving place to extra buttery and tropical fruit characters, protecting the vibrancy of lime and melon aromas although.

Touches of candy spices and bitter dough add depth to the fragrant profile. A really nice and fascinating wine to odor at!

This can be a dry white wine, with a crisp and refreshing acidity on a mid-to-full physique for a dry wine. It’s fairly oily and opulent to the palate but feeling contemporary and zesty because of a crisp mineral acidity and bursting citrus flavors, coated in a world of beneficiant leesy buttery goodness.

The end is lengthy and layered, throwing countless layers of tropical fruits, wealthy mango, contemporary zesty pineapple, lime and orange, apricot and peach. The entire is deepened by hints of nutmeg and caramel, saved energetic and aerial by floral notes of honey and elderflower with lifted spicy white pepper.


A quite stunningly-complex white wine, contemporary and crisp, but textural and layered do you have to permit it time to open up and permit your self to style it correctly over an hour or so of tasting.

From a barely tight and introvert wine, it slowly develops in your wine glass right into a refined and completely balanced expression of what tastes like a mineral and calcareous terroir, but imprinted with clay goodness.

Definitely, a wine to expertise… and share tasting impressions with the guy fortunate connoisseurs that can share your bottle of André Macionga Assortment’s Unartig  wine!

Take pleasure in 🙂

Julien Miquel

André Macionga Unartig White Label Photographs

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