95pts James Suckling
Deep, cool and delicately earthy, this is a very concentrated dry riesling for the 2020 vintage, and is a very classic example of the central section of the region. At once creamy and highly structured, it has fantastic balance on the medium-to full-bodied palate. Vegan. Drink or hold.
94pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2020 Rheingau Riesling Trocken Mélange blends the fruit from the Eltviller Langenstück and Kalbspflicht and opens with intense, perfectly ripe and juicy fruit aromas intertwined with delicate slate and lemon aromas. Silky, lush and persistently salty on the palate, this is a full-bodied, lush and intense, very complex and sustainably structured Riesling with persistent salinity and mineral length. This is a great wine to be served from a big glass when young. Aeration will help to dive deeper into the layered dimensions of the 2020 Mélange. 13% stated alcohol. Screw-cap closure. Tasted from AP 9 21 in November 2021.
Melange, as the name implies, is a blend of Rieslings from various vineyard sites around Kiedrich, Eltville and Hattenheim, The vineyard soil types are also a melange: sandy loess / loam with quartzite as well as riverbed sediments with pebbles. Spontaneous fermentation followed by ten months on the lees. 100% stainless steel tank. Notes of peach, apricot and mirabelle, with a crystalline, dry finish.