2020 Falkenstein Krettnacher Ober Schäfershaus Riesling Spätlese Trocken (18 21)
The 2020er Krettnacher Ober Schäfershaus Riesling Spätlese Trocken (known internally as “Fuder Lorenz Manni”) comes 60-year-old vines planted in the similarly name Lieu-Dit in the Altenberg vineyard underpinned by Diabas elements.
It offers a captivating, hugely complex, and animating nose of tangerine, orange blossom, lead pencil, thyme, lavender, candied grapefruit, yellow flowers, mint, cassis, lemon, and grilled and fresh pineapple. The wine coats the palate with plenty of ripe zesty citrusy fruits and spices, and leaves a very long and focused feel in the finish. There is great balance and beautiful flowery flavours in the zesty and focused aftertaste. The lightness makes it almost come over as an easy wine but make no mistake: There is a great and superbly complex dry Riesling in the making which only needs a few years of bottle ageing in order blossom.