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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

Horst Sauer & André Macionga Es Ist Wie Es Ist 2015 Cuvée, Franken, Germany

Rating: 90/100

André Macionga, a German sommelier, named 2013 «sommelier of the yr» F.A.Z. and 2017 «host of the yr» within the Gault & Millau information has all the time had a ardour for diving into the world of flavors.

With chosen winegrowers, André makes and sells wine he likes to drink and advocate.

The vineyard Weingut Horst Sauer, within the Franconian city of Escherndorf and one of the crucial awarded in Germany (2017 Gault Millau ‘winegrower of the yr’) created this fifth version of the ‘Est Ist Wie Es Ist’ wine with this 2015 classic, as part of the André Macionga Cuvée Assortment.

Tasting Notes

This German white is available in a moderately intense amber-yellow shade, shiny and clear, however with a shocking darkish yellow with orange and golden hues shade for a younger wine.

The nostril confirms we’re right here with a wine made with ripe white grapes and a frivolously oxidative profile, moderately than a youthful grassy and reductive one.

There’s a wealth of layered tropical fruit aromas, dried pineapple and ripe mango, some blond raisin with floral honey and beeswax tones. Add refined candy spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, with a touch of white pepper. The profile of a late harvest wine however delivered with class and restraint. The wine appears to open up over time and develop its taste. Open half hour previous to serving.

The palate reveals a really tender and spherical wine, with a recent and crisp acidity balanced by a spherical physique and solely hints of residual sugars.

Flavors bursts in your mouth with intense pineapple and ginger, some litchi and elderflower. Clearly considerably like a late harvest or a botrytis wine like a Sauternes however delivered in a dry-style and fresh-tasting profile.

Silky phenolics amplify the general nice impression of smoothness. They evolve in direction of the end right into a slight oaky bitterness, just like the imperceptible and gratifying bitterness of caramel, and a salivating salty really feel. I assume there’s a sense of salty buttery caramel style to this wine, though once more, delivered on a dry background.

The end may be very lengthy and layered, opulently full of oak, candy spices, honey and wax, and beneficiant tropical notes.


A shocking but very gratifying white wine, clearly coming with its personal rather-unique type. Wealthy and ripe within the fruity flavors it presents, it has clearly been rounded up and complexified by an plentiful barely oxidative oak therapy. The result’s utter-smooth and layered but retaining freshness and finesse in its expression.

A wine to expertise then that is…

Get pleasure from 🙂

Julien Miquel

André Macionga Es Ist Wie Es Ist Label Pictures