RELEASE 2015 BERG SCHLOSSBERG – ARTIST LABEL BY MIKHAIL SMIRNOV
We are very delighted to announce that the artist Mikhail Smirnov signs responsible for the label of our 2015 Berg Schlossberg.
Smirnov was born in St. Petersburg in 1951 and educated at the city’s academy of arts. His work can be found in various private collections all over Europe.
Mikhail Smirnov uses the techniques of oil painting, aquarelle and mixed graphics. In his paintings – that can be assigned predominantly to the species of genre and portrait painting – he deals with mythological and philosophical subjects and deliberates on psychological and convictional matters of mankind.
For our 2015 Berg Schlossberg Smirnov created the painting “Flights in sleep” that reflects the force fields of gravitation and imagination: using the vineyards of Rüdesheim as lyrical backdrop the painting shows a sleeping figure that floats between heaven and earth, bedded in day-to-day ponderous earthiness and elevated by somnambulistic ease. Appearing mystic and excessive the scenario links law of nature and prolific soil, immense strength of imagination and drowsy creative urges … and the human being, interwoven into it all.
Ratings: Gault Millau Wein Guide Deutschland 2017: 95 points (first in the category „Riesling below 12 percent“); Eichelmann 2017 – Deutschlands Weine: 93 points; Falstaff WeinGuide 2017: 95 points; Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung: „Favorite of the Year“ in the category White Wine
JAMESSUCKLING.COM: THE TOP 25 DRY GERMAN RIESLINGS OF 2016
“… One of the producers who would have been on that list of great wines a generation ago is on this list today. I rated the 1990 Berg Schlossberg Riesling from the Georg Breuer estate in Rüdesheim/Rheingau 90-91 points when I first tasted it from cask back in the late spring of 1991. It was made by Bernhard Breuer who died in 2004. The 2015 of the same wine was made by his daughter Theresa and scores a 97 on today’s hit list. …”
1. DÖNNHOFF Riesling Nahe Hermannshöhe Niederhausen GG 2015
2. DR. LOOSEN Riesling Mosel Erdener Prälat “GG Reserve” 2012
3. GEORG BREUER Rheingau Riesling Berg Schlossberg 2015
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