Riesling Trocken "Handwerk"

2017

The “Handwerk” line is hand-crafted as the name suggests:  biodynamically grown, manually harvested and vinified in small quantities.  You want a dry white but don’t want to give up the fruit, ripeness or sex appeal of Riesling? BOOM.

This is an explosively flavorful and energetic bottling, loaded with pit fruit propelled by succulent acidity. The flavors go on for a startlingly long time. Part of its secret is sourcing from very high altitude slopes (yes, Mosel-like elevations in a sunny Pfalz style!) and a fertile soil cocktail of hummus and loam mixed with the most hilariously named soil type in Germany:  landschneckenkalk, which translates to "land snail chalk."  A richer, more serious wine than the liter at 12% alcohol. This is one of the most exciting Riesling discoveries we made in 2017!

90 points
"Lemon, rhubarb and green tomato supply penetrating aromatics and a bright, tangy palate impression, and there is even a cucumber-like sense of crispness and juiciness. Yet this delightfully buoyant (12% alcohol) also displays a subtly silken feel. Suggestions of green hazelnut, alfalfa sprouts and coriander seed add crunch and interest to a vibrantly sustained finish. What a refreshing (pun intended), distinctively delicious take on Riesling!"
David Schildknecht,
Vinous
, March 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB3508-17
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Riesling
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic