Van Volxem

Goldberg Riesling 2019



This Grand Cru site is marked by a distinctive red slate that brings an almost smoky minerality. Notes of white pepper, and dried herbs accompany ripe stone fruit in this uniquely complex bottling.


All the Van Volxem wines are fermented with native yeast. This is aged in large oak vats, from Roman’s family forest, for just shy of a year.

Tasting Note

Stone fruit, wet slate, yellow pear and creme bruleed pineapple core are among the myriad of flavors coaxed from the glass.



Grape Varieties





Integrated farming practices, and all hand harvested.



Suggested Retail Price



"Elegant and remarkably fine"

Wine Advocate - April 3, 2020 "The 2016 Goldberg Riesling displays an intense and perfectly ripe stone fruit bouquet along with very fine (red) slate aromas. Crystalline, fresh and pretty dry but nevertheless lush and aromatic on the palate, this is a tight yet elegant and remarkably fine Goldberg with vital acidity and purity in the piquant, mouthwatering finish. It's the finest dry Goldberg I have tasted from Van Volxem so far (March 2018)." 

"Lithe and steely but silky"

Wine Enthusiast - October 20, 2020

"Ephemeral compared with grand cru expressions from the Mosel that are increasingly stout, this finely etched dry Riesling offers invigorating lemon and yellow-plum flavors layered in smoke, flint and dusty minerals. It’s lithe and steely but silky, too, with a bracing steel edge."

Trade Materials

Other Wines by this Producer

Gottesfuss Riesling

Saar Valley, Mosel

Translating to God Foot, the Gottesfuss vineyard represent one of Van Volxem’s most prized parcels of land. 120-year-old vines, grown on a blend of weather red and grey Devonian slate, provide for a concentrated, textural style of riesling.

Bockstein Riesling Spatlese

Saar Valley, Mosel

The Ockfener Bockstein is a beautiful single vineyard hillside made up mostly of devonian slate, with streaks of greywacke running through it. Replete with ripe citrus and tropical fruit, the wine displays beautiful texture and weight that is perfectly balanced by it’s racey acidity.

Rotschiefer Riesling Kabinett

Saar Valley, Mosel

Named for the iron-rich “red slate” which characterizes the top sites in the Wiltingen Grosse Lagen, this slightly off-dry style is the perfect blend of ripe fruit, invigorating minerality and bright acid. It’s an especially potent partner for spicy and delicate flavors.

Ockfener Riesling

Saar Valley, Mosel

With vineyards planted on the Mosel Valley’s famous red slate, the Ockfener displays ripe fruit, set against a typically steely texture. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts before resting in stainless steel for 5 months, preserving the crisp character and glistening acidity.

Wiltinger Riesling

Saar Valley, Mosel

Grown on slate, the Wiltinger riesling is a nuanced, complex wine loaded with characteristic minerality and verve. Epitomizing the terroir, the Wiltinger blends a stony character with an elegant juniper quality, naturally lending itself to an array of food pairings.

Saar Riesling Dry

Saar Valley, Mosel

The Saar Riesling begins to display the advanced vine age and dry style that Van Volxem is known for. From 30+ year old vines, the sweetness of the VV gives way to white flowers and white peach on the nose. The palate is marked by a concentration and density that begins to shine a light on this world class terroir.

"VV" Riesling

Saar Valley, Mosel

Grown mostly on the Devonian slate soils that characterize the Saar, this feinherb (half-dry) Riesling shows intense aromatics of stone fruit, which are carried through by a subtle sweetness on the palate. As with all of Roman’s wines, indigenous yeasts are used for long, cold fermentations. It’s structure and bright acidity make it a true overachiever, and a worthy entry point to this ambitious lineup.