- The Wine
The Grauschiefer is the grey slate soil found on the steepest slopes in the Mosel. Patrick uses grapes from locations both in Domprobst and Himmelreich.
A Grauschiefer wine is usually dry and fresh with a lot of minerality. This 2011 is no exception. The nose is light and fragrant with all the expected Riesling notes, both citrus, petrol and a lot of minerality. The citrus transfers to the taste and the acidity is perfect, giving a real zing and refreshing the tastebuds with its mouthwateringness.
This is a wonderful apéritif wine but would be an excellent accompaniment to any barbecue in summertime.
Ben says(September 2017): At six years old, this is still showing as fresh as it was when first made. The nose is fantastic and I could sit and sniff it for hours with great pleasure. The minerality on the palate is exceptional and bears out the slate in the soil. It is still zingy and has a good length of finish. Lovely wine!
- Additional Information
Product code PHILLIPSGRAUSCHIEFER Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Weingut Phillips-Eckstein Colour White Wine Style Still, Dry Variety Riesling Country Germany Region(s) Mosel Ripeness Normal Closure Screwcap Last Tasted 27 Sep 2017 Vintages 2011 Vintages
size: 0.75 vintage: 2011 stock: 53 product code:  closure: Screwcap variety: Riesling alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2017-09-27