Riesling Dry Estate "vom Roten Schiefer"

2021
Germany
Rheinhessen

Very dry at just 3.5g/l RS. Sourced from Gunderloch's three grand cru sites (Rothenberg, Pettenthal, Hipping), spontaneously fermented and vinified in steel. Red slate  (roten schiefer) coats the tongue and flourishes its herbal, spice-scented signature. 12hrs of skin contact also lends the wine a touch of tannin and phenolic tension that makes this  a bracing, refreshing experience.

90 points
"Still a bit closed with restrained wild herb and crisp pear aromas, this is a strikingly original and mineral wine for a basic dry riesling. Excellent balance and a long wet stone finish underline this. Mostly from the Rotheberg GG sites with a small amount from the Pettental GG site. From organically grown grapes. Vegan. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
Stuart Piggott,
JamesSuckling.com
August 25, 2022

SKU/Code: 
DB8056-21
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Riesling
Farming Type: 
Organic