Andreas Bender

Germany


Making wines in both Mosel and in the Pfalz, winemaker Andreas Bender displays an unerring capacity to create a compelling balance of fruit and acidity. In his work philosophy Bender combines high quality, a sense of good soils and premium grapes, gentle cellar work, old vineyard crafts and new, modern “wine-thinking.”

In his family home, he pulls out wines that he “made for myself” just to see what he could produce. As we taste a 12-year-old late harvest, he recalls some ridiculed him. This is not happening anymore as within a very short period of time he has established himself as one of the most talented and capable “mavericks” of the German wine world. His wines grace the table of Chancellor Angela Merkel, whenever she wants to show her international guests the superb quality German artisanal producers can offer, and they can also be found in Lufthansa’s business class service as well as Gordon Ramsey’s restaurants.

Wines

Andreas Bender Paulessen Mosel Riesling QbA · Profile

Intensive Riesling fruit, well balanced, mature yet refreshing acidity – the quintessential dry Mosel Riesling.

 

SKU 755682

Andreas Bender Paulessen Mosel Riesling QbA · Pairing

The Paulessen Riesling is a perfect start to any meal as its fresh acidity will awaken your palate and your spirit.

Its lively character will help you get over a rough day at work and gets you ready to enjoy the rest of the day.

Enjoy with salads, river fish and white meat dishes.

 

Andreas Bender Kulina Mosel Riesling QbA Semi Dry · Profile

Traditional Mosel Riesling with a slight hint of natural sweetness and a beautiful, balancing acidity. A sunny Mosel day captured in a glass.

 

SKU 755683

Andreas Bender Kulina Mosel Riesling QbA Semi Dry · Pairing

The Kulina Riesling with its perfect harmony of freshness, crisp acidity and exotic fruit flavours  will take you on a walk through green meadows and tree lined paths along a romantic river. It is also the ideal companion to enjoy a sunny day on the patio or by a pool.

Its flavours perfectly match Asian inspired cuisine, salads and fish dishes with a touch of sweetness.

 

Andreas Bender Mosel Pinot · Profile

A complex, harmonious blend of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, grown on steep hillside vineyards with grey and blue slate. After the spontanious fermentation with natural yeasts is complete, the wine is aged for 12 months in neutral oak. Dry, well balanced with depth and typical Mosel minerality.

SKU 817433

Andreas Bender Mosel Pinot · Pairing

We enjoy this complex wine with grilled and roasted poultry, veal, noble fish preparations, and soft, ripe cheese. It can also be enjoyed on its own as an elegant aperitif.

Andreas Bender Kulina Gewürztraminer Pfalz Qba Dry · Profile

An immediate sensation of lychees and rose petals, balanced by a wonderful acidity. No residual sugar required – this is the art of Andreas Bender.

 

SKU 762196

Andreas Bender Kulina Gewürztraminer Pfalz Qba Dry · Pairing

Our Gewürztraminer will take you on a journey to exotic places right from the comfort of your home. A great wine to get together with friends to dream or to brainstorm.

A great match with flavourful seafood dishes, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, foie gras and rich cheeses.

 

Andreas Bender Pinot Noir Pfalz QbA · Profile

Warm, ripe flavours of Pinot Noir with a complex finish. An eye opener for anyone who does not think that Germany can produce outstanding red wines.

 

SKU 762197

Andreas Bender Pinot Noir Pfalz QbA · Pairing

The Pinot Noir with its warmth and pleasant berry flavours helps to unwind. Enjoy it with a nice book in front of a fireplace – its light smoky flavours will marry well with aromas of a crackling fire.

An ideal companion to wild game and venison dishes as well as cedar plank salmon.

 

Andreas Bender Dajoar Zenit Mosel Riesling QbA · Profile

Dajoar means ‘as it used to be’. This Andreas Bender’s homage to the traditional, premium Mosel Riesling that has no equal in the world.

 

SKU 778783

Andreas Bender Dajoar Zenit Mosel Riesling QbA · Pairing

A great wine for any elegant occasion or special friends coming for a visit. The wine’s rich flavours and exquisite balance evoke images of steep, green vineyards along the winding Mosel river under beautiful blue skies.

Enjoy this wine with rich, flavourful dishes, including beef – its exotic fruit and brazing acidity will provide the perfect match.

 

Andreas Bender Hofpäsch Mosel Riesling Zenit · Profile

Delicious. Only produced in the best years to ensure the amazing balance of honeyed flavours from fully ripened grapes and a steely acidity.

 

SKU 789598

Andreas Bender Hofpäsch Mosel Riesling Zenit · Pairing

The perfect beginning or conclusion to a great meal. Also makes for a wonderful nightcap.

Nice companion to any fruit desserts, especially peaches, and very rich or blue cheeses. Matches well with foie gras.

 

 

Andreas Bender Riesling Sekt · Profile

Rich, full, and dry with great minerality. A great Mosel Riesling Sekt in a classic style.

 

SKU 755684

Andreas Bender Riesling Sekt · Pairing

Serves as a beautiful aperitif.

Matches well with triple crème cheese such as Prestige de Bourgogne, oysters, seafood, and of course the classic strawberries and cream.

 

Andreas Bender Der Weiße Pfalz QBA · Profile

Appealing, fresh, and aromatic. This is an everyday treat – fun and tasty.

 

SKU 776443

Andreas Bender Der Weiße Pfalz QBA · Pairing

This wine is best enjoyed well chilled in the company of good friends, enjoying life and good conversation.

It matches well with lighter fare such as salads, snacks, poultry, fish, and seafood.