DE-KRF-31-18

Kruger-Rumpf Münsterer Im Pitterberg Riesling Kabinett

Region: Nahe
Village: Münster-Sarmsheim
Grape: Riesling
Vineyard: Im Pitterberg Grosse Lage (Grand Cru)
Soil: phyllit (slate)
Production:The grapes for this wine were gently pressed for over ten hours and then spontaneously fermented in an old piece barrel (1,200l wooden barrel). Fermentation is stopped by racking from barrel to barrel.

Im Pitterberg

Pitterberg lies in a small convex slope in the upper Nahe Valley in the middle of the Pitterberg vineyard. The south facing site is ensured sufficient sunshine that warms the grey Devon slate and its weathered debris. The soil is highly mineral; very fine loam covers the slate. The soil is well-drained and holds little moisture, which can lead to dryness in summer. Nighty fall winds are diverted by hill. Im Pitterberg is located in the heart of the Pittersberg and is probably the best location for Kruger-Rumpf. The densely planted vineyard (approx. 7,500 vines per hectare) was planted in the 1960s.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Germany
Region:
Nahe
Appellation:
Nahe
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
90
Date:
2019-10-19

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2020-06-05
Review:
While marginally lower in alcohol – at 9% – than its Rheinberg counterpart, this was picked early at a significantly lower 82 Oechsle, so its sense of sweetness is nicely restrained. Luscious and invigoratingly tart-edged white peach, apple and lime are wreathed in honeysuckle, while a billowing sense of levity and inner-mouth perfume perfectly complements a subtly creamy texture that owes something to lees exposure in cask. (In fact, Georg Rumpf performed a bit of lees stirring and an extra racking, yet the wine retains an invigorating hint of CO2 spritz.) The sustained finish delivers a superb sense of vibrancy, clarity and focus, its intense fruitiness matched by a salinity that tugs at the salivary glands. (For background on the origination and style of this Kabinett, consult my reviews of its vintage 2015 and vintage 2016 predecessors.)