Riesling Dry Niersteiner
Bone dry at just 1g/l RS. 100% Niersteiner Pettenthal harvested in the steep parcels of this grand cru vineyard site. Vinified 50% in steel, 50% in barrel with tons of lees and skin contact. A seamless, elegant, dry wine with a glowing heart, grown among massive slabs of red slate in the towering Pettenthal. Johannes frequently cites this cuvee as exemplary of what he is trying to do differently from the previous era. Terroir > fruit, elegance > power, and viticulture > viniculture. This is a sleek, thoughtful interpretation of Riesling as the Germans drink it at home.