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.
|Vintage:||2016||Grape Varietals:||100% Riesling||ABV:||12%|
They meticulously tend 4.5 ha (11.11 acres) of which 80% is Riesling. The soil is made of slate. Their vineyards are located in Kesten and Brauneberg, on a steep terrace, and planted to 50-year old vines. Fortunately for Bastgen, they own part of the famous Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr. The vines produce very small, ripe berries that are very tasty.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|G1EE477045RSS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 00693 9||1 07 84585 00693 6||$16.99|
"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
"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
"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
"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