Schloss Schönborn

Privately owned, Schloss Schönborn has 650 years of history and experience under its belt, during which time the Schönborn family has amassed some spectacular sites.

About

Sadly many people deny themselves the joy of good German wine believing them to be sweet. The best however are phenomenal, fine Rieslings exquisite, stunning in youth and ageing well. German vineyards, global warming notwithstanding, are absolutely at the limit, almost beyond the limit of where grapes will ripen. This is both a constant threat and a magnificent opportunity as vine and man both struggle to balance two essential but dangerous elements in fine wine – acidity and sugar. Too much or too little of either is disastrous. Here, in the best wines, the “sweetness” regarded as alien, is grape ripeness, not sugar per se. When ripeness and acidity come together harmoniously, the results can be electric.

The vineyard sites owned by Schloss Schönborn are perfect in achieving this end, at every level. Labelling can be difficult as the wines are graded for quality, dependent on their ripeness, but each level has a perfect food partner. These wines are so wonderfully food friendly, complementing even awkward flavours like smoke and spice, whilst delightfully measured in alcohol.

View: Grid List
?
In-Bond / En-Primeur

Selecting Retail Prices will display wines with retail prices which are inclusive of UK Duty and VAT. We can store goods, purchased at retail inclusive of tax prices, on your behalf in our Customers' Private Reserves

Selecting In Bond Prices will display wines with In Bond prices. These are exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wine purchased In Bond must be purchased by the unmixed case and stored in a bonded warehouse approved by HM Customs & Excise. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

En Primeur refers to the process of buying wines before they are bottled and released onto the market. Wines are purchased exclusive of Duty and VAT and then usually shipped 2-3 years after the vintage. They can only be purchased by the unmixed case (12 bottles, 24 half bottles, 6 magnums etc.).

View: Grid List
?
In-Bond / En-Primeur

Selecting Retail Prices will display wines with retail prices which are inclusive of UK Duty and VAT. We can store goods, purchased at retail inclusive of tax prices, on your behalf in our Customers' Private Reserves

Selecting In Bond Prices will display wines with In Bond prices. These are exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wine purchased In Bond must be purchased by the unmixed case and stored in a bonded warehouse approved by HM Customs & Excise. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

En Primeur refers to the process of buying wines before they are bottled and released onto the market. Wines are purchased exclusive of Duty and VAT and then usually shipped 2-3 years after the vintage. They can only be purchased by the unmixed case (12 bottles, 24 half bottles, 6 magnums etc.).

Region

German Wine

Germany produces some of the world’s very finest white wines, presenting natural, grapey richness complemented by racy acidity. A really fine example sets off a roller coaster of emotion akin to a skilfully played piece of music. 

Read More >
Stay in touch!

Love wine? - Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with all the latest news, offers and events from Corney & Barrow.

By providing us with your details you are consenting to receive our newsletter. Read our fair processing notice on our website here.
In-Bond / Retail products

Your cart contains both retail and in-bond products, you cannot checkout with both.