Riesling Trocken Batterieberg

2018
Germany
Mosel

The namesake vineyard of the estate, a Grand Cru created by blasting the toweringly steep cliff face to rubble in the 1840s. Grey slate, thin topsoil, perfect exposition, extremely old, pre-phylloxera vines on their original rootstock, and a legendary history makes this one of the living treasures of German wine. Hand-harvested and aged in barrel, like all of Gernot’s top wines. Released late.

95 points
"Although this has perfect golden fruit on the nose, it’s also quite funky (reduction) on the palate. As it aerates, it slowly grows in textural complexity, until it has an almost erotic mouthfeel. The super silky and succulent finish is the best thing about this concentrated, almost dry wine. Drinkable now, but better in 2022."
James Suckling

SKU/Code: 
DB0904-18
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Riesling