Weingut Winter Riesling Trocken, Rheinhessen
Acids don’t have particularly attractive associations so they tend not to feature as the central theme in most tasting notes, but acids are as vital to a wine’s success as the fruit flavours that steal so much of the descriptive glory. So, let’s turn things around here and celebrate the great job that acid does. This immaculately balanced Riesling is a wonderful showcase for the shimmering, scintillating qualities of both tartaric and malic acid, which provide the incisive sour apple bite that complement the ripe, peachy fruit and send a bolt of lightning through the rich, lime cordial texture of the wine’s body. This is a great dry Riesling that works well as an aperitif or with fragrant Asian foods.
- Colour: White
- Grapes: Riesling
- Vintage: 2011
- Closure: screwcap
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- Other info: Based in Dittelsheim, Weingut Winter make very pure, modern style elegant wines made with state of the art equipment. Their dry trocken Rieslings are of particular note and have attracted international attention. Winter has access to a range of different soil types and climates, making the wines complex and interesting. What stands out in his wines is the sheer purity of the fruit. Winter believes in letting nature take its course and that he is only there to ‘guide the process along.’ Each plot is vinified and tended separately, and Winter relies on careful blending to ensure the utmost quality. Natural winemaking at its best!
- Winery website: www.weingut-winter.de
- Press: 4th out of 60 in recent Decanter tasting. 'Winter’s basic 2009 Riesling trocken features fresh grapefruit, pineapple, and gooseberry mingled with nut oils and myriad herbs on a lusciously juicy, invigoratingly tart, buoyant palate. Offering sheer persistence that you would not expect from a 'lowly' cuvée and (at 12.5% alcohol) slimness, elegance, and refreshment, this should serve admirably for 3-4 years.' Wine Advocate 89 points
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