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
"...opens with a pure and crunchy, beautifully fresh and elegant bouquet that reflects the reddish colored slate and indicates opulent and refined Riesling fruit. Lush and intense on the palate, with some fine oaky tannins, a certain oak flavor and tannin astringency, this is a round, juicy but precise and crystalline Riesling with a dense and compact yet still somewhat closed finish that asks for further cellaring. Tasted in March 2019."
Stephan Reinhardt,
Wine Advocate
, June 2019

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