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Grauschiefer Trocken

A dry Riesling from the steep slate vineyards around Graach. A dash of lemon on hot slate.


Source
Germany
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2011
SKU
4912007
Composition
Riesling 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12.5 %
Stock
53
Last tasted
September 27 2017
Keep until
2020+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Germany
Colour
White
Region
Mosel
Variety
Riesling
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this 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!



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