Earthy, herbal tinges on the nose, but the palate is ripe and quite buttery/lactic. Spicy acids provide some lift, and the finish is saline and mineral. Lots of peppery Grüner character and a sensation of freshness from the minerals.
Flinty and mineral style, with gentle accents of white pepper and honey. Gottschelle oftens seems to fly in face of what one would expect from Grüner on clay soils – there’s nothing heavy or overbearing about this.
Mint and wild herb aromas on the nose, with a subtle suggestion of ripeness on the attack – a slight raisined quality to the fruit. Lacks a bit of precision, although does tick the salty minerality box – and stays fresh and tight to the end.
Lively, lifted acids, candied fruits and a fine, crystalline finish. Precise and refreshing. Feels light and elegant, even at 13.5% ABV. No mean achievement. Could do with another year to flesh out a bit.
Rainer Wess’s Riesling is more successful than the Grüner grown on the same soils, for my money. Here we get attractive lime fruit, a rounded palate and a feeling of harmony and balance. Acids are fairly low but this works.
A pleasure to taste Kremstal Riesling at this slightly lower ripeness level. The acids and fruit profile are almost in Mosel territory, with attractive tartness and crisp citrus notes. The nose is a charmer, with hints of white blossoms and lime. Tight and refreshing.