Grauschiefer Trocken 2011, PHILIPPS-ECKSTEIN

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Product code
4912007
Germany  Mosel 

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. At seven 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! Citrus, petrol, lightness and pure minerality. This Riesling still sings and refreshes the palate.

Features Unoaked
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 23 Jul 2018
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Riesling

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!

Flo says (July 2018): Citrus, petrol, lightness and pure minerality. This Riesling still sings and refreshes the palette.

More Information
Winemaker Weingut Phillips-Eckstein
Country Germany
Bottle Size 75cl
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Region Mosel
Variety Riesling
Vintage 2011
Last Tasted 23 Jul 2018
Keeps at least until 2020+
Alcohol 12.5
Ripeness Normal
Case Size 12
Composition Riesling 100%
Winemaking Malolactic
Aged In Steel
Key Features Unoaked
Available from Online Exclusive
Bought In (year) 2010
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