The Koenen family run their small winery in the rather unknown Moselle village of Minheim, on the opposite bank of the river between Erden and Zeltingen. The trained viticulture technician Christoph Koenen has a knack for elegant Moselle Rieslings, for the dry as well as for the sweet wines. The Burgundy varieties are also convincing, as the Eichelmann Wine Guide 2021 confirms (see below). The Koenen wines are always crystal clear in expression, mineral, fine and characterized by ripe acidity, nothing is sour or scratchy here, thanks to the ripe grapes and the selection in the vineyard and cellar. The hierarchy is structured in ascending order: Gutsweine (estate wines) - Ortsweine (local wines) - Lagenweine (single vineyard wines) and Goldschiefer (gold slate) as the top product. There are excellent wines in every class at a very fair price.
Eichelmann Wine Guide 2021: "... The modern design, the screw caps prefered here and the well thought-out portfolio set the company apart from the crowd of wineries on the Moselle. ...... A fresh, varietal and animating Pinot Blanc leads the field, We also liked the dry Riesling from old vines, spicy and firm, ... "
94/100 Lagen Cup 2020 for the 2019 Minheimer Rosenberg Spätlese sweet.
Vinum Weinguide 2021: "... Christoph Koenen has presented a strong collection. The wines are so clear and clean throughout that you feel transported to a cool mountain stream ..."
Meininger (publisher) "Best of Riesling": 2nd place in the category single-vineyard Riesling dry with moderate alcohol content for the 2020 Minheimer Rosenberg trocken.