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Bastgen Blauschiefer Riesling
Weingut Bastgen
Germany - Mosel   

Bright, clean, fresh and zesty. Grapefruit like flavors. Fruity aromas and a nice minerality, 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

Reviews and News

2018 Bastgen Blauschiefer Riesling - 89 PTS - WE

2018 Bastgen Blauschiefer Riesling - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"From nose to finish, this is an ebulliently fruity wine offering loads of concentrated white peach and apricot notes. It's just a shade off-dry and an easy people-pleaser, but it's also a surprisingly stealthy wine with a finish that feels cut by shards of slate and salt. An elegant, satisfying wine with wide appeal. - Anna LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast (October 2019), 89 pts

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2016 Bastgen Blauschiefer Riesling - 90 PTS - WE

2016 Bastgen Blauschiefer Riesling - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Pristine and primary, this is a juicy off-dry Riesling, offering buoyant pink-grapefruit flavor edged by lime hints of caramelized sugar. It's a plucky, spirited wine with a lingering lime-pith finish."
- Wine Enthusiast (April 2018), 90 pts

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2015 Bastgen Blauschiefer Riesling QBA - 88 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

2015 Bastgen Blauschiefer Riesling QBA - 88 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

ws logo top100"A selection from blue-gray slate slopes, this is as crisp and juicy as an Asian pear, with a similar floral delicacy."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2018), 88 pts - Year’s Best German Rieslings, Best Buy

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2014 Bastgen Blauschiefer Riesling QBA - 92 PTS + BEST BUY - W&S

2014 Bastgen Blauschiefer Riesling QBA - 92 PTS + BEST BUY - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Mona Bastgen and her husband, Armin Vogel, blend this wine from several of their organically farmed parcels in and around Bernkasteler-Kues, focusing on vines growing on blue-gray slate. It's tight and muscular, the flavors pithy and spicy, as if infused with stone. The most impressive element is how long and firmthe flavors are, pristine and elegant in shape and timbre"
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (December 2016), 92 pts + BEST BUY

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2013 Bastgen Blauschiefer Riesling - 89 PTS - WE

2013 Bastgen Blauschiefer Riesling - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Delicate melon and white-peach aromas lend softness to this bristling off-dry Riesling. Laser-sharp in style, it balances lime acidity with bright stone-fruit flavor and long, mineral streaks."
- Wine Enthusiast (March 2015), 89 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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