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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.

Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
Germany
Region:
Rheingau
Appellation:
Rheingau
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

James Suckling

Score:
95
Date:
2020-09-17
Review:
Very subtle mirabelle and wet-earth character. A great balance of medium body and generous structure with playful fruit and a long, firm finish that has the complexity you expect from a top GG. Drink or hold. Screw cap.