Riesling Vom Roten Schiefer

2017

”From red slate,” sourced from the same site that supplies Clemens’ GG wine on red slate, namely the Rothenpfad. The red slate works its magic here, and in contrast to the precise, minimalist Vom Grauen Schiefer, this wine is more expansive, perfumed and glossier with more rounded edges.

90 points
"Pink grapefruit and ripe peach are tinged with fresh ginger and smoky black tea on the nose and the silken-textured, lees-inflected yet generously juicy palate. The luscious finish harbors more than enough bite and smoky pungency to invigorate. While there seems to be nothing remotely approaching consensus on why crumbly iron-rich red slate of the sort involved here (in both the Nonnenberg and parts of the Marienburg) tends to imprint Riesling with distinctively luscious citricity, deep peachiness and smoky accents, the effect is undeniable and unmistakable."
David Schildknecht,
VInous
, January 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB8408-17
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Riesling
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic