Mr. and Mrs. Junk spoiled us rotten at Weingut Kranz-Yunk in Brauneberg. First there was a very long talk about their wines, the region, the soil, the climate, the VdP and then a ‘hands on’ tour of their cellar, where Josef taught us the ins and outs of his wine making followed by a barrel tasting. After selecting the wines we were buying, Mr.Junk labeled them right on the spot, just for us!
Even though Weingut Kranz-Junk is located in Mittelmosel, the wines are quite dry. The residual sugar can be high, but it goes almost unnoticed giving the high acidity that balances it out. At the time they were not a member of the VdP, but the wines were certainly one of the best we had on the entire trip.
Sadly you won’t find Junk’s wines in the US, but next time you are in the Mosel make sure you grab a bottle or stop by. For a chance to sleep amidst the vines you can stay in their gastehaus and won’t be disappointed.