Jürgen Von der Mark
– Fewer Than 500 People Have Passed the Master of Wine Exam
– One of the Top Wine Tasting Palates on Earth
– He Intentionally Under Prices His Wines to Make Sales Easy
– To Create A Thing It Is Necessary to Know the Thing
– The Absolute Top Tier of German Pinot – Ziereisen-like Midas Touch – Everything He Makes Is Amazing
– Some of the Most Brilliantly Subtle, Complex Pinot Noirs I’ve Had
– His Pinot Was the WOTN Hands Down at a Top Tier German Wine Dinner

“The winemaking is very gentle. JvM doesn’t really extract Pinot Noir, he rather prefers an infusion.” – Stephan Reinhardt

2021 Von der Mark Pinot Noir Engertstein
– A Value at $75+ in Burgundy
I Gave This a 9.6 Which Is My Highest Score Ever for Under $35 German Pinot Noir
– His 1er Cru Wine
– Nose: Grand Cru All the Way
– Deep, Penetrating Red and Black Cherries
– Stunning Spice and Clarity
– Smells like Elite Vosne-Romanee
– Amazing Fruit Skin Complexity, Awesome Purity
– Vosne-Romanee Dead Ringer
– Orange Zest, Cardamon, Clove
– Palate: So Juicy and Delicious
– Top Notch Elegance
– The Most Perfect Fresh Cherry
– Cherry Lipstick
– Compact, Fresh, Energetic and Well Made
– A Benchmark at this Price Point
– Impeccable Balance
– Case Pricing for a Reason/ $29.99 Is an Absurd Value!

2022 Jürgen Von der Mark Savagnin Allewinden

 – One of the Most Profound and Exciting German Wines I Have Ever Tasted
– Gorgeously Pure and Delicate Aromaticall
– Apricots, Peach
– Granny Smith Apple
– Intense Minerals, Seashells 
– Caramel, Pear
– Lemon Pit, Lemon Zest 
– High Toned White Flowers
– Palate Is Complex, Dense and Juicy
– Clean as a Whistle
 – Lean Mineral Quality
– Salty and Clean
Better and Much Cleaner than the Vast Majority of Jura Wines at this Level

Keep your nose clean”,
His voice like Zeus,
thunderously subtle.
from Momentous Intent by Jason Drury

Thunderously Subtle

No, you didn’t miss that afternoon in your History of Poetry class. Jason Drury is a modern day poet and multimedia designer who lives in the Boston area. That’s pretty much all I know about him – he’s not yet famous. But “thunderously subtle” captures the wines of Jürgen von der Mark so well that I decided to quote him. It’s an unusual turn of phrase for sure and a good example of an oxymoron. Bravo Jason!


Jürgen von der Mark – Wines That You Just Buy, No Questions Asked The man has the touch, similar to Hanspeter Ziereisen in that all of the wines he makes are drop dead gorgeous. The styles could not be more different as well. Jürgen’s wines have a subtlety to them that is what makes them so profound. He is an MW and understands what makes great wine and it’s the sum of all the parts and not one aspect like huge fruit, ageabilty or austerity. They are stunningly harmonious. The purity as well stands out. The man is an utter genius and his wines are gaining a following. Every bottle is a vinous treasure and he is always reinventing himself. As of 2020 there is a new streamlining of the wines.

There will only be the following wines

  1. Weisser Satz “Diebskinzig”
  2. Savagnin Allewinden
  3. New Village level Spätburgunder (coming next year)
  4. 1er cru Spätburgunder (coming this year)
  5. Song wines that are so limited I will dole them out to extremely limited lists

No more song white wines which is a bummer as the Grauburgunder and the Weissburgunder we sold earlier this year were stunning wines and a quick shout out to the people who bought them. You now own unicorn wines.

The Wines
My oh my how incredible Engertstein is in 2021
. This is the second vintage that all the changes took place and it’s one of the greatest German pinot at this price point ever. Maybe one of the best Pinot Noirs at any price point anywhere I have ever had. As soon as I sniffed the 2021 Engerstein in and sipped in Jürgen’s cellar in August 2022 I knew it was maybe the red wine of the year. It is a staggering accomplishment and even more staggering when you consider his grapes are inexpensive and his vineyards are nothing special. The wines are as good as they are through the sheer force of his winemaking genius.

Why are his wines so good?
They are stunningly Burgundian. Kind of like Prieur-Roche at 1/50th of the price. I’m not kidding. They are aromatic superstars and the aromas are more than fruit. Spices, earth, minerals, pine needles, underbrush all seem like a scene in nature. The palates are so silky, subtle and ephemeral. They are made by a master.

These wines are the Pinot Noirs that you would make if you were a Master of Wine. To wit, just silky, sexy, elegant Burgundy style wines. It’s hard to define this in writing but Burgundy drinkers know what I mean.

– The nose just has that classic Burgundy elegant, classy, precise earthiness. And then you smell some mulberry. And then maybe some cherry. Gorgeous aromas flit in and out.

– The fruit on the palate is great but it’s all about that silky Burgundian texture that caresses the palate in a meaningful way but doesn’t obtrusively adhere. The juice leaves its imprint in a deep and meaningful way that makes you want more but isn’t too showy.

The Wine
The 2021 Jürgen Von Der Mark Pinot Noir “Engertstein” can be had for $31.99 on a 4-pack and $29.99 on a case and the 2020 was our red wine of the year. I gave this a 9.6 on Delectable. The highest score I have given to a German Pinot at this price point ever.

Wow what a nose. The nose is Grand cru all the way. Just insane. Deep, penetrating red and black cherriesStunning spice and clarity. Insane earth, also bright and damson. Wet earth and limestone. This is aromatic like nothing else. A rock star of a nose. 9.7 nose. I am blown away. I swear this smells like elite Vosne-Romanee. Just incredible. Gorgeous color as well. Brambly red cherries. Raspberry, complex tree bark. Insane minerality.

OMG that palate! Fresh, crunchy fruit and top notch, 1% finesse. This is so fresh, so juicy and so pure I’m in awe. This guy is a superstar. Amazing fruit skin complexity and just awesome purity. The nose keeps opening and getting deeper and deeper. It’s enchanting in a Tolkien type of way. Fleshy and ripe but also balanced by just wicked awesome acidity. This is a stunning wine. I’ll be back as it opens up. Wow has it opened up. The nose is more red fruited after air. So much spice. Vosne-Romanee dead ringer. Orange zest. Cardamon. Clove.

As it opens, it is so supple and sweet with top notch elegance and there but not there tannins. The most perfect fresh cherry. Cherry lipstick. So compact, fresh, energetic and well made. A benchmark at this price point. Impeccable balance. So fine and refined. Tons of acidity. So much energy and complexity. Incredibly juicy. Sappy and pure. Long. Such a cool climate wine. So long and awesome structure. Stunning.

I am sure a few of the most hardcore wine geeks did a double take at the number two wine on the list above. No, Savagnin is not a typo. Jürgen loves the Jura and has made a Savagnin that is one of the most profound and exciting German wines I have ever tasted.

The 2021 Jürgen Von der Mark Savagnin Allewinden for $31.99 on a 4-pack and $29.99 on a 12 bottle case is a revelation. This wine is crazy good. Imagine a Savagnin with none of the Jura funky junk (which I am sure many of you love) and it has German precision and cleanliness. And the acid! Oh the acid in this wine is nuts.

Wow, what a nose! Lemon, cream, nuts and so much complexity. Apricots, Granny Smith apple, peach, all presented so vividly with a background of intense minerals. It is gorgeously pure and delicate aromatically and makes one take notice that this is superb off the bat. Seashells, caramel, apple skins, apricots and minerals abound on the very pure nose. So much pear and just so so clean. There is a sense of depth and precision. Gorgeous spice and minerality. Lemon pit, lemon zest as well as high toned white flowers abound after air.

The palate is complex, dense and juicy. Inner mouth aromas are off the charts and there is a tartaric sweetness from the acids. Amazingly high acid, crisp and vividly dazzlingly pure and fresh. This is clean as a whistle and has serious stones and a lean mineral quality which is terrific to find in Jura whites which can be on the richer side. Juicy and explosive with unreal finesse and polish. This finishes salty and clean with all types of fruit (peach, apple) and mineral crunch. This is an outrageous value. Incredible clarity of fruit, flavor authority and sappy minerals and tasty present and beguiling acidity along with terrific purity. Deep, very concentrated with tremendous village level finesse and sap. Terrific cut and acidity and that intensely friendly drinkable yet classical style that sets 2020 apart So concentrated and fresh. Sappy and pure. Stunning. Acidity is here is so legit. Real Savagnin acidity. Stunning purity. Complexity off the charts. Better and much cleaner than the vast majority of Jura wines at this level. 

As you know, we believe that strict recitations of tasting notes is only part of the story of a wine. We’ve always tried to include metaphors to try to give our readers a better understanding of how wines impact us. These metaphors have included architecture, painting, music and poetry.

We’re trying something new to help create visual metaphors using Midjourney, a generative artificial intelligence program that is by far the best image gneratour out there. I’ve messed around with a bunch and this is by far the best. We look forward to hearing your feedback.

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2021 Jurgen Von der Mark Pinot Noir “Engertstein” – $33.99 ($127.96 4-pack, $359.88 12 bottle case {$29.99!)

2022 Jürgen Von der Mark Savagnin Allewinden – $33.99 ($127.96 4-pack, $359.88 12 bottle case {$29.99!) (VERY LIMITED)

Mix and Match on 4 or 12 Bottles For Deepest Deal

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Shipping will be charged when wine ships.

These will be shipped in the Spring of 2024

Previous Offers Still Open
2018 Compagnie de l’Hermitage Gigondas – $51.99
($199.96 4-pack)
2020 Achim Durr Pinot Noir Hard 225 – $41.99
($159.96 4-pack)
2020 Achim Durr Sauvignon Blanc Vom Keuper – $34.99 ($131.96 4-pack)

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