Riesling Extra Brut Jour Fixe
This incredible champenoise-style sekt wine is vintage dated 2015, sourced from 3 vineyards of old, ungrafted vines: Ellergrub (preposterously steep blue slate), Zollturm (Gernot’s newest acquisition purchased in 2014, southwest facing, partly grand cru, the rest used for the Jour Fixe), and Oberemmeler Altenberg, an almost-forgotten, steep, Saar grand cru which Gernot also uses for his C.A.I. blend). Spontaneously fermented in barrels only. Zero dosage and NO SULFUR. The style is rich and yeasty, lush and lively, with a certain vinosity to it. The ultra-ripe 2015 vintage engendered a particularly lavish bottling.