A friend of mine spent time working vintage in the Mosel last year and came back with manifold insights and an ever-increasing love of the Rieslings made there. Given his generosity of spirit, I’ve shared significantly in the spoils. Imported by Eurocentric.
A warmer year yet the spritz and shaft of mineral acidity provide a sense of vibrancy which enables both fruit and sweetness to operate with great effectiveness. Aromas of pressed flowers and honeysuckle with some of that dried fruit that you find in muesli mixes beginning on entry and balling up on the mid-palate. The transition from there is a touch startling as fruit flavour narrows onto lime and pith before the persistence is almost entirely accounted for by cleansing minerality. Given that my personal preference would be for slightly higher levels of acidity I don’t mind the contrast. The wine isn’t short, it just has non-fruit driven length, and it’s all the more refreshing and moreish for it. Delicious. 91
Region: Mosel, Germany
Tasted: June 2014