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Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken, Rausch Grosses Gewächs Riesling, Mosel, Germany, 2021

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Overview of the Wine
We work with Nature, not against her. And for many years now, Nature has blessed the Saar with ideal conditions: a cool climate and a long fruit set. Even in an age of global warming and an increasing number of grand Saar vintages, we continue to enjoy one of the longest fruit sets when compared with our colleagues in southern regions. We believe a slow, steady ripening is the key to exceptional aromatics.

We consciously limit our yields in this prized vineyard to a maximum of 50 hl/ha in order to guarantee the best possible complexity and quality. The Spätlese and Auslese wines work with significantly lower yields. This of course does limit the supply of these internationally renowned wines. 'Quality not quality' is more than just a platitude to us. It's a philosophy we believe in from beginning to end. It guides our decisions. We do one thing — Riesling — and we do it right.

Grape / Blend

Mosel, Germany

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
If the steep slate slopes of the Rausch could speak, this is the story they
would tell. The nose opens with a quiet, nimble range of dried pears,
candied lemons, orange blossom, and an elegant smoky reduction.
The palate is compacted into exceptionally fractured and complex
layers like the diabas slate in which the old, ungrafted vines grow.
Austere, racy, and challenging, without an ounce of fat. Nearly
blinding with its razor-sharp precision.

94 Points - Falstaff
A multi-layered wine that is very complex despite its youthfulness. The minerality and the extract, backed by substantial acidity, give it seriousness and its harmony makes it big. A wine with potential.

Product size: 750ml

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