Niederhauser Kertz Riesling Feinherb, Schneider
The pick among Jakob’s ‘16s, and one of my own personal must-buys, I find this to be a miracle of Riesling. Kertz is like an
exceedingly rare and difficult orchid, that blooms every nine years but when it does there’s nothing on earth so beautiful. The
slate/porphyry mélange isn’t unique in these parts, but there’s a sleek tangy piquancy I don’t find in any other wine. This ’16
is polished and full of exotic berries. A gorgeous heirloom lilac aroma – and the (local to me) Arnold Arboretum has over 100
different lilac bushes, so I’m being literal here – spicy length, petrichor and flowers, a lively giggling interplay of stone and gold
raspberry. This wine alone would establish Riesling’s right to enter heaven.
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