Herman Ludes er stadigvæk under radaren. Og gudskelov for det. Husets vine smager edder dyrt uden på nogen måde at være det.
Parcellen med det lidt sjove navn, Monster ligger i midten af Thörnichter Ritsch.
Vinen er simpelthen så smukt og forførende med sine krystalklare frugt. På alle måder et mesterværk. Nydes til fx Sushi eller Asiatisk mad. 92 point Mosel Fine Wines. Kan du lidt Egon Müllen. Så vil du også kunne lide Herman Ludes. Old school mosel.
Most of the Estate’s holdings are situated in the under-rated Thörnicher Ritsch (more on this later), where Hermann Ludes painstakingly acquired some of the finest vineyards over the years. Only a few weeks ago, it was able to add the prime vineyard previously held by the Parish of Ensch and whose reputation goes to at least the 19th century.
The Estate relies on spontaneous fermentation in tank from fruit picked at moderate but not extremely low yields. Year-year-out, this allows it to produce elegant wines with great intensity yet light-footed structure as well as quite some reduction stink in their youth, much as one finds it at the famous Weingut Joh. Jos. Prüm. Our attention was drawn to this fine Estate in the 2014 vintage. We featured its 2014er Thörnicher Ritsch Spätlese, one of the finest Spätlese of the vintage, as an Issue Highlight back in 2015.
In 2017, young Julian Ludes, a nephew of Hermann Ludes, joined the family Estate. After some stints at Immich-Batterieberg and Maximin Grünhaus, he completed his winemaking studies in Geisenheim a few weeks ago and will now devote himself to the family Estate full-time. Mosel Fine Wines