Spicy and buttery, with a hint of freshly backed bread on the nose and perhaps the merest tinge of botrytis? Textured and leesy, with fairly lean fruit. Quite harmonious, if showing the more vegetal side of Grüner. Not as charming as some.
The superior quality of the fruit is evident, with lovely acids and minerals – but a whiff of toasty new oak is slightly unwelcome at this party. That said, the finish is pretty sensational, with tangy, spicy acids and saline freshness.
Tight, well defined apple fruit with a dollop of capsicum. Very linear, with fresh fruit acids and subtle saline hints. The texture is creamy and full bodied, exactly as expected from Nussberg’s South facing slopes.