This cuvée is a blend of fruit from high altitude sites dotted around the village. This includes the brilliantly named Sandgrub vineyard, but also a good dollop of wine from Wasseros (a steep, southwest-facing vineyard that abuts the Gräfenberg vines). The soils of these sites are typically composed of stony, fragmented phyllite interlaced with loess and loam. Raised entirely in stainless steel.
There’s wonderful depth and intensity as well as perfectly integrated acidity. The flavours are ripe but not at all exotic, rather suggesting lime, nectarine and white peach. There’s a wonderfully pulpy, pure and vibrant palate and a lingering, perfumed close with notes of talc and apple blossom. Such a bargain.
“An excellent wine for this humble category that’s very food friendly. Bright, white-peach and lemon nose with delicate, floral notes. Sleek and elegant, the finely nuanced fruit neatly supported by a touch of tannin and creaminess from the lees. Then comes the lively, lemony and mineral freshness.” 92 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com