Riesling Brauneberger, Gunther Steinmetz, Mosel, Germany 2014

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Riesling Brauneberger, Gunther Steinmetz, Mosel, Germany 2014

15.95

Riesling is the school geek – misunderstood, ostracised and you’ll often see him in funny-shaped glasses. We like to do our bit for the underdog, so not only do we drink more than our fair share of it, but we give our full support to ‘geek is chic’ movement. This delectably dry-tasting (15 g/l) expression of the variety is from 40 year-old vines in the heart of German Riesling production - the Mosel - and is a wonderful fillip full of invigorating lime, peach and crunchy green apples with terrific varietal expression all whipped into shape by a blade of lip-smacking acidity. 10.5% alc. Drink now-2021.

Customer comments:

"The Günther Steinmetz Riesling is huge hit here Chez R*****ll. What a great find!" - Mr D.R.

Stefan Steinmetz collects lesser-known top sites from the old days and brings them back onto the map with expressive crus that taste dry, although they might exceed the legal trocken border of 10 grams per liter. He has run the estate since 1999, when he was 18 years old, and farms nine hectares today of which 95% are on steep slopes. 

Since Steinmetz does not force his wines to become trocken, he accepts 15 grams per litre as dry, whereas sweeter qualities up to 20 or 30 grams of residual sugar are designated as feinherb (or halbtrocken). "We are focussing on terroir expression and don’t care that much about residual sugar,“ he says. In 2013, Steinmetz yielded only 20 to 25 hectolitres!
 

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