The timbered home that houses this family-owned estate in Hainfeld was built in 1619. In 1990 Annette Borell and Thomas Diehl married and create Borell-Diehl. Their 15 hectares of vineyards are a complex geology of loess, limestone, red sandstone, and lots of minerally muschelkalk (limestone). Rigorous crop thinning and hand harvesting are the norm here. A cool, under-the-radar source for bargain Riesling, Muller-Thurgau, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay. Deep-fruited, sweet, joyful, varietally true Pfalzer Gewurz full of tea roses and pink grapefruit. Picked at a whopping 105 degrees oechsle (that's low Auslese level!), this is what the wine magazine hacks always used to write about when they raved about pairing Gewurztraminer and Indian or Chinese food. Alsatian versions are too dry and high octane; this is the baby you want with Jungle Curry and serious Sichuan. Amazing bargain - unique, exciting, and sensuously delicious.