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.
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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