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Künstler Hochheimer Kirchenstück 'Im Stein' Riesling Erste Lage Trocken

Künstler Hochheimer Kirchenstück 'Im Stein' Riesling Erste Lage Trocken

This “GG” site – justifiably so – is available as a sort of “2nd-wine” that used to be called Kabinett Trocken until such heresy was disallowed. I offer the outstanding GG below, and it is outstanding – but I love this one more. It is a perfect meeting of petals and stones, like plum trees blossoming on a rocky escarpment. Barely 12% alc, it leads with fruit and then the tenderest reminder of mineral and then a jot of white hyacinth, all in a heart-renderingly cool creamy texture.

Info

Producer:
Vintage:
2020
Country:
Germany
Region:
Rheingau
Appellation:
Rheingau
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Sizes Available

Full Bottle DE-KUN-03-20 12/750ml

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Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate
Score
92+
Date
2022-06-30
"From loamy soils, Künstler's 2020 Hochheimer Kirchenstück Im Stein VDP. Erste Lage offers a clear and refreshingly pure bouquet of bright fruits and crushed stones along with lemon notes. Lush but fresh and finessed on the palate, this is a frisky, elegant and buoyant dry Riesling with perfect roundness and stimulating crystallinity that carries the wine to a mouthwatering and stimulating bitter finish. Another excellent premier cru from Gunter Künstler. 12.5% stated alcohol. Screw cap. Tasted in June 2022."

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