Riesling Trocken Steffensberg

2017

If these wines were classed like Burgundy, this would be a 1er Cru for the estate. Steffensberg is located on a side valley of Enkirch, composed of deeper, softer soils dominated by copper-tinted red slate. Spicy, fragrant wines are made here from extremely old, pre-phylloxera vines on their original rootstock, hand-harvested and aged in barrel.

92 points
"This leads with smoky, stony and pungent notes to which scents of apple, white peach and grapefruit take a back seat. The palate – satiny, yet with underlying firmness, and surprisingly buoyant – offers smoky black tea, peppery olive oil, piquant kumquat, tingling stony impingements plus a crunchy, incisive cut of mustard seed and white currant. The upshot is an energetic, highly invigorating finish offering a dynamic interchange of diverse fruit and mineral elements, but by no means oblivious to Riesling’s first duty to refresh. Look for time in bottle to bring greater textural allure, typically a hallmark of Immich-Batterieberg bottlings."
David Schildknecht,
Vinous
, January 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0902-17
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Riesling