TESCH Riesling

2020 UNPLUGGED | Tesch Riesling trocken

The 2020 Riesling Unplugged opens very discreet yet clear and fresh on the nose. On the palate, this is a vibrantly fresh, dry, round, intense and piquant, straightforward Riesling with stimulating grip on the fresh and citric finish. 12.5% alcohol.
90 | robertparker.com – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

The focus of a laser beam and the brilliance of a soaring guitar solo make this a remarkable dry riesling for this category. Wonderful lemon-blossom and lemon-cream aromas, plus a stunning harmony of ripeness of crisp, mineral acidity. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
93 | jamessuckling.com – Stuart Pigott

2020 marks the 20th vintage of Unplugged for Tesch, and the first time it is made entirely from old vines. The nose here is mineral and citric. The body is round, pure, and medium-light with penetrating clarity to the citric and apple, fruit. The wine has depth, penetration, and is electric. Screw cap closure. 12.5% stated alcohol.
92/A | TheFineWineReview – Claude Kolm

2019 UNPLUGGED | Tesch Riesling trocken

Tesch’s 2019 Riesling Unplugged is pure and intense on the excitingly precise and concentrated yet earthy nose that reveals perfectly ripe stone fruit aromas but in a very discreet way. Lean, fresh and elegant on the palate, the medium-bodied 2019 Unplugged shows remarkable extract and is juicy, piquant and structured, revealing finesse and a very good finish with stimulating mineral acidity and phenolic grip. This is an excellent dry Riesling from the Nahe, and it has rarely ben that good. Tasted as a sample in May 2020.
91 | robertparker.com – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

Let’s face it, most of life is everyday and this super straight and pure dry riesling is a super choice for those days. Did I say fish, seafood, salad? Those are just some of the situations in which the great, spring-like freshness of this wine will shine. Drink now. Screw cap.
92 | jamessuckling.com – Stuart Pigott

Light, floral nose and bone-dry finish with some crystalline acidity in between. This strikes me as perfect for the German palate but perhaps just a little too austere for the average Brit at the moment.
16 pts. | jancisrobinson.com – Jancis Robinson MW

2018 UNPLUGGED | Tesch Riesling trocken

Martin Tesch calls his 2018 Riesling Unplugged “the star of the vintage,” and he’s does so with good reasons and even more enthusiasm. The 2018 is one of his best Unpluggeds, along with 2015 and also 2017. Bottled with 12% alcohol, this is a winner from an exceptionally warm and dry vintage. New canopy management (higher leaf walls for more shadow between the rows) brings back the Nordic character of the Unplugged that opens with a pure, straight and refreshing nose of white fruits and lemon aromas. On the palate, this is a light and refreshing but structured and even tensioned dry Riesling with mouthwatering phenolic grip on the stimulating and persistent finish. This wine is clear, linear and elegant as always, with no ornaments, no fat, no palatable sweetness and no compromise. The 2018 Unplugged is a terrific Bauhaus Riesling that seems to celebrate the 100th birthday of the art movement that is as vital as this iconic Nahe wine from Martin Tesch. Yes, a star of the vintage, Dr. Tesch! Tasted in August 2019. | Drinking Date 2019-2030.
90 | robertparker.com – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt


Unplugged refers to musicians playing without electric amplification so that the listener gets the most pure version. It is Tesch’s basic Riesling and a very, very good one. You’d never guess that this wine was a from a vintage often characterized by its heat and resulting wines of high alcohol and low acidity. The wine is light as a feather with precise peach skin aromas and flavors, and overall freshness. Outstanding balance and intensity. 12.0% stated alcohol. Last digits of A.P. Nr.: 08 19.
91/A- | THE FINE WINE REVIEW – Claude Kolm


This may be the entry-level wine but what an array of aromas! It’s like a glorious bouquet of wild flowers. Dry enough to drink with or without food, this is neither austere nor excessively fruity. A certain sudden chalkiness on the end marks it out as perhaps not the most glorious of Martin Tesch’s 2018 Rieslings but this wine is a true delight. VGV at under €10 in Germany. Please let us have it in the UK! 12% | Drink 2019 – 2021.
16 pts. | jancisrobinson.com – Jancis Robinson MW

2017 UNPLUGGED | Tesch Riesling trocken

The straw-yellow colored 2017 Riesling Unplugged is dry, clear, bright and aromatic on the fresh and slightly greenish shimmering nose. Pure and fresh on the palate, this is a full-bodied classic, racy and bone-dry Riesling that reveals a first maturity. The wine is lean and straight as well as tight and gripping, and it’s provided with good length and tension—a Nordic classic from a warm year. Tasted from AP 10 18 in July 2019. | Drinking Date 2019 -2027.
89 | robertparker.com – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

Tons of apple, lemon and gooseberry here. Sleek and very crisp, this youthful dry riesling screams out for seafood. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
90 | jamessuckling.com – Stuart Pigott
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