The estate is located in Monzel, not far from Bernkastel-Keus, overlooking the steep sloping vineyards and Mosel river. Weingut Bastgen is a member of the elite wine producers group called the Bernkasteler Ring - founded in 1899, with only 36 members. The average total production is 3,300 cases, and their wine is sold mainly in Germany, Switzerland, U.K and the U.S. The wines are bottled under screwcaps.
Date Founded: 1850
Owner: Armin Vogel and Mona Bastgen
The property was founded in 1850 and is located in the tiny hamlet of Monzel, along the middle Mosel. The current owners are Armin Vogel (husband) and Mona Bastgen (wife) who began working in the winery in 1993.
Mona and Armin meticulously tend 4.5 ha (11.11 acres) of which 80% is Riesling. The soil is made of slate. The vineyards are located in Kesten, on a steep terrace, and planted to 50-year old vines. Fortunately for Bastgen, they own part of the famous Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr. The vines produce very small, ripe berries that are very tasty.
They meticulously tend 4.5 ha (11.11 acres) of which 80% is Riesling. The soil is made of slate. Their vineyards are located in Kesten and Brauneberg, on a steep terrace, and planted to 50-year old vines. Fortunately for Bastgen, they own part of the famous Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr. The vines produce very small, ripe berries that are very tasty.
"Exuberantly blossomy, this perfumed riesling offers loads of pristine white peach and pineapple flavors off set by layers of cool minerals. It's a juicy yet revitalizing wine, with a long crystalline finish." - Wine Enthusiast (April 2018), 91 pts
"The deep yellow color predicts the ripeness of the wine, a big, rich riesling with golden peach and apricot flavors. A smoky mustard-seed note makes the fruit more complex, the way spices make a fruit chutney compelling, while the acidity leads the wine to a clean close." - Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2018), 90 pts - Year’s Best German Rieslings, Best Buy
2014 Bastgen Kestener Paulinshofberg Spätlese Riesling - 90 PTS and BEST BUY - W&S
"Like the Kabinett, this bursts with grapey, generous fruit flavors, tangy acidity keeping the wine fresh. The gingery spice and mint edge give it shape, pointing it towards Szechuan food, where the sweetness will tamp the heat while the aromatics play with the floral peppercorns." - Wine & Spirits Magazine (December 2016), 90 pts + BEST BUY
"Whiffs of sage and brush lend an herbaceous quality to this vivacious wine. Apple cider and honey tones are bright and sweet, accentuated by puckery lemon-lime acidity." - Wine Enthusiast (March 2015), 88 pts