Bruised apple and angelica on the nose, expressive and open on the palate, unfolding to a delicate and longish finish. Medium acids but very elegantly poised. Perhaps not for long ageing, but delicious now.
From a plot with vines of average age 45 years, oldest are 70-80 years old. Quite exotic nose, real depth of flavour with hints of honeycomb, ripe pear and fresh herbs. Fairly low acidity for this variety and location, but wonderful concentration and a long finish. Already beautiful to drink. Noticeably richer and more intense
Very herbal and tertiary, as seems typical for Geyerhof in this vintage. Quite tight, spicy fruit with hints of rambutan and lychee. Strong character, maybe some oak maturation notes that are slightly clouding the fruit at present? Still, this is an individual and fascinating effort.
Tight as the proverbial at the moment, searing acidity and rather unbroachable. But there is an attractive limeyness, and certainly intent here. I’d like to see this again in a year or two. 50% fermented in used oak, the rest in steel. Mica/slate soils.
Apricot and green pepper notes, nice definition and fresh acids. Still young and primary, but this is crisp and focused, with a dry, mineral finish. A very elegant, classy style of Grüner. Hint of hay on the nose.
Extremely ripe, buttery and tropical – feels a little marked by oak. Well made, concentrated and long, but rather heavy and lacking in tension. Spontaneous fermentation in large used oak barrels (1,500 & 2,500 lt), followed by a years’ ageing in smaller used oak barrels.
Reductive, rather wood influenced (buttery, some toasty notes). Fermented partly in Austrian acacia barrels, and this does seem to have left its imprint on the wine. A bit harsh, very salty on the finish. Lacking elegance, with rather harsh alcohols. Acidity is decent, this could come round but it’s not so much fun right now.
Aroma of mothballs/camphor, green apple, mouth-puckering acidity which threatens to unbalance the wine. There’s a nice salty streak on the finish, but the question is whether this will round out sufficiently given a year or two. Right now it’s a bit harsh and unyielding compared to its peers.