The wine importer from above our bookshop came to ask my opinion a producer he has been thinking of importing. Basing an opinion on tasting just two wines is perhaps silly, but these two were really, really good and I would love to see them in Finland. I don't know much about them except that they are certified lunatics ... sorry, certified Biodynamic. That's not a slight, btw, as by definition adherents of Biodynamics cannot mind being called lunatic.
Weingut Jürgen Leiner Riesling QbA trocken 2010 - Germany, Pfalz
12% abv, comes in a 1 liter bottle. A very floral aroma, pure grapeyness and so akin to Muscat except there is no such sweetness to this wine's aroma. Wonderfully mineral and bracing palate, very citric and refreshing. Moreish. But still quite tight - though a "basic" wine in their range, it could do with more age.
Weingut Jürgen Leiner Grauer Burgunder "Handwerk" 2010 - Germany, Pfalz
12,5% abv. Quite unaromatic at first, it needed several hours for there to be any scent. But when it did start opening up, the aromas were very pure and loveable Pinot Gris aromas of spice and glue and yellow fruits but in a very elegant and mineral way. Crisp and racy but there is also some of the oiliness that I often sense with this grape - but it never becomes heavy. This is a grape I rarely enjoy, but this bottle was outstanding.