First introduced in 2013, this village-level Riesling aims to reflect the village of Forst in general. Depending on the vintage, the wine is based on declassified fruit from one or more of the Estate’s Grosse Lage (great growth) vineyards…This year, the blend is made up of fruit from Ungeheuer, Pechstein and Jesuitengarten. All great names! The basalt rich soils and the low yields of these sites have generated a cuvée with far more structure, texture and mineral intensity than the popular entry-level Riesling QbA. Fermented in large dopplestücks (wooden casks) and stainless steel, with seven months on full lees, the quality here showcases the wine’s Grosse Lage origins with incredible finesse and class. Expect a textural Riesling tsunami of citrus pith, chamomile and saline notes and a long, vibrant, mineral close. An undeniable bargain.
“Quite rich with lime and honey sitting above a core of mineral rich acidity, hints of oyster shells and a long drive to the finish. A little like the Keller Von de Fels. Excellent now and for 5-10 years.” Ian Cook, FWC