GDD-153

Pechstein Riesling Grosses Gewachs, von Winning

The site was named after the basalt created by “Pechsteinkopf” an inactive volcano near by. The Pechstein has a slope of 10 – 15% and is situated at 120 – 160m above sea level. An array of soil types here; basalt, weathered sandstone with sandy loam and limestone.

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Germany
Region:
Pfalz
Appellation:
Pfalz
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

I’m almost certainly underrating this wine, but my initial sense was that the power of ’15 had masked some of the angular floweriness that makes this great Forst wine so beloved. It was almost demure, though atypically fierce and not especially floral. The basalt twang is riding a vein of pepper and spices and an overt stoniness. — Terry Theise

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
93-94