The 2018 Riesling Auslese dry is brilliant and appears bright golden in the glass. The first nose is still funky and reveals lavendar and lime. After swivelling you find also fine flavours of malt and leather. Only after some time with a lot of air a crystal clear tone of green apple becomes apparent, which persistently dominates the nose thereafter. Furthermore, you find floral and herbal flavours like tobacco and sage.
In the mouth, the Riesling Auslese presents itself dry and powerful with subtle extracted sweetness and rather strong acidity. The 13 volts give tremendous pressure. Assoziations of green apple, lime and lavendar come to mind. A facinating complexity, clearly characterised by the porphyry is apparent. The pronounced structure of strong acidity, subtle bitter substances and formative minerality will thrill you. The finish is long and adds further flavours of peach stone and woodruff.
The Riesline from 2018 is already quite balanced and expressive, but will gain further character over time.
It is best to enjoy this wine at 10 – 12°C in a medium-sized white wine glass from 2020 to 2025. Pair it with: Onion tart with bacon and lavender-crème fraîche or tranches of pink-roasted duck breast with cassis-dip and walnut bread.
Gently processed, without animal additives and cross-flow filtered – therefore also suitable for vegans.