Riesling Trocken Batterieberg

2019
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.

96 points
"This stunning dry Mosel has wonderful aromas of floral honey, ripest apricots and rye bread crust. Not quite like anything else I have ever encountered. Still some funk that needs to blow off before it can really shine. At once concentrated and creamy, but with a delicate touch that’s dangerously delightful. Super long, refined and silky finish. Better after 2021."
James Suckling

SKU/Code: 
DB0904-19
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Riesling