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Bastgen Berncastel-Cueser Weisenstein Riesling Spatlese Trocken
Weingut Bastgen
Germany - Mosel   

In this south west facing vineyard Riesling vines are planted on bridle clay slate. The full day of sun exposure combined with the deep soils result in a powerful wine with layers of aromas, soft acidity and structure. Bright, clean, fresh and zesty. Grapefruit like flavors and minerality that is typical of the Riesling grape grown on blue slate soil. Round, rich and a very long finish.

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Riesling
Age of vines
50 years
Soil type
Slate
Vinification
The grapes are strongly selected, only minimal amounts of botrytis are tolerated. At harvest the grapes are fully ripened, are gold in color and a soft acidity. In a 1000L used oak barrel the wine undergoes a natural fermentation until it reaches the dry stage. Due to the oak and regular bâtonnage during the lee aging the wine will show an unusual creamy character.

Reviews and News

2018 Bastgen Berncastel-Cueser Weisenstein Riesling Spatlese Trocken - 92 PTS - WE

2018 Bastgen Berncastel-Cueser Weisenstein Riesling Spatlese Trocken - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Bold notes of petrichor and struck flint abound in this intensely ripe but fully dry expression of 50-year-old grapes grown in slate. Flavors of white grapefruit and tart pineapple are juicy on the palate and linger long through a smoldering, smoky finish. Delightful now but should hold well through 2030. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2020), 92 pts

2017 Bastgen Berncastel-Cueser Weisenstein Riesling Spatlese Trocken - 92 PTS - WE

2017 Bastgen Berncastel-Cueser Weisenstein Riesling Spatlese Trocken - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Fragrant yellow peach and melon notes are accented by earthy whiffs of crushed mineral and slate in this full bodied, luscious Riesling. Ripe yellow peach and apple flavors are rich and penetrating, offset by brisk acidity and a sleek, stony finish. A hedonistic wine to enjoy now through 2030. - Anna Lee C. Iijima"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (February 1st 2019), 92 pts

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Producer Information: Weingut Bastgen

Founded in 1850, Weingut Bastgen is located on the tiny hamlet of Monzel, not far from Bernkastel-Keus. The current owners are husband-and-wife team Armin Vogel and Mona Bastgen, who began ...
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