Geil, Riesling Trocken

€17.99

This is another of the great Riesling wines from the new wave made in the dry German style. From a family farm-holding estate in the town of Bechtheim in the Rheinhessen, this is charming and then rewarding and is a super way to show Riesling as a viable alternative to other white grape varieties.

We went to this estate in 2011 and had we not gone, it's quite possible that the subsequent love for grapes and wines would have gone off the boil all together and the Allotment wouldn't have sprouted up at all. 

Just after Easter time, a small group of us went into the Geil family's small courtyard garden in the warm lunchtime sun for picnic. All the trees were still decorated with little hand-painted Easter eggs and the whole setting was just gorgeous.

Then they poured the wines... they all seemed to unforced and natural; charming and true. That was the take-home sentiment and rallying call to the intrinsic goodness possible in the wine industry and the uplifting positivity is still in The Allotment today.

That was one day from a four day trip and the other visits were just as good, honest and true. This Riesling from our first visit still stays in the mind - fresh crisp and vibrant, it was a gorgeous wine back then, it has become one of the stand-out wines of the Rheinhessen since. It is a wine we love to serve and see the reaction on people's faces "wow, I didn't know Riesling could do that!"

Region: Rheinhessen

Country: Germany

Grape(s): Riesling

Style: Fresh, Elegant, Electric, Complex

Best food matches: Shellfish, Pork

Alcohol: 12.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.50.

We charge €7.50 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

Customer reviews

★★★★★
Great choice and excellent service. Received my delivery the next day.
Paul H.
★★★★★
Amazing service from the get go!
I emailed Chris looking for wine recommendations for a birthday gift. Got a really speedy, helpful reply and not only that but he hand delivered it on time to the birthday girl wishing her a happy birthday. Absolutely bowled over by the service. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Michelle McM.
★★★★★
Could not recommend The Allotment enough. The selection is fantastic and each wine that I've drank from them has been utterly phenomenal. Delivery was no hassle and I had the wine at my door in 2 days. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Luke B.
★★★★★
Good range of interesting wines. Good personal attention to their orders. Very customer focused. I would be happy to recommend this company to any prospective customer.
Jim D.
★★★★★
A great experience ordering from The Allotment Wine Company. A wide variety of wines to try something new and at good prices with super quick delivery! Really convenient too as opposed to trying to find parking!
N. Dowling
★★★★★
Delicious and interesting range of wines delivered promptly to my door. Not far off that lovely feeling of coming back laden from a good wine store but without any of the traffic or the worry of breaking the wine en route (very impressive travel wrap).
M. Dorman
★★★★★
Chris fields a fine range of excellent, keenly-priced wines. Orders are safely packaged and dispatched efficiently and promptly. Strongly recommended.
David M.
★★★★★
Great selection of wines, hassle free ordering, payment and delivery. Highly recommended.
Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.