Schafer-Frolich Schiefergestein Bockenauer Trocken Dry Riesling 2013
Riesling | Germany
$24.95 - 750mL
About The Producer
John Gilman - View From The Cellar
The Schiefergestein bottling all comes from the grand cru of Felseneck, but from the less steep sections and the wine is picked earlier than for the Grosses Gew?chs. As Tim Fr?hlich commented, ?we like to pick the fruit for this bottling just as the leaves are turning from green to yellow and a few are just starting to fall, as this moment gives the resulting wine a nice mineral kick.? The 2013 is excellent, delivering a deep and vibrant nose of grapefruit, a touch of gooseberry, almost flinty soil tones, wild yeasts, a bit of currant leaf and a very smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish and very pure and precise on the attack, with a lovely core, impressive complexity, bright acids and excellent length and grip on the zesty finish. This will be accessible early and offer up lovely drinking, but there is also plenty of structure to carry it far into the future. Another bargain. 2014-2040.