Rebholz Riesling GG Kastanienbusch 2019 - 750ml

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99pts James Suckling

Unlike anything else from the Pfalz. The enveloping, exotic (mango, Thai basil) nose sucks you into this diamond-bright and diamond-dense dry riesling that somehow remains cool and delicate, in spite of all the ripeness. Astonishing interplay of intense, herbal and mineral notes and tart, exotic-fruit flavors through the super long finish.

95pts Wine Spectator

Starts on the slightly austere side, but opens up with air, expressing a mineral element that is joined by complex flavors of white peach and grapefruit allied to a supple texture. This has a vibrant structure that keeps it all intact, cruising to a long, floral- and stone-filled aftertaste. Needs more time, but should develop beautifully.

95pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Tasted as a sample in April, the intensely yellow colored 2019 Riesling Kastanienbusch GG is pure, fine and elegant on the intense, flinty and herbal-scented nose. Full-bodied, intense and juicy on the palate, this is a pure, salty, linear and elegant dry Riesling with very fine phenols and good structure. Not as electrifying at this very early stage but with substance and structure.  Range: (94-95)+

 

Winemaker Notes

The wine shows a perfect balance between ripeness and minerality, fruit and acidity as well as density and elegance. Typical for the vineyard side the smell is on one hand side embossed through the soils mineralic aromas – smoke, pepper, Flintstone, hay, tea and spices – on the other hand through the typical aromas of the grape variety Riesling – citrus, apple, peach and apricot. Also on the palate it has the same balance between soil and grape variety: The soil creates the mineralic spicy notes, the variety the fruitiness. The wine – like all Rebholz wines – has a really high aging potential.