The Limestone Riesling this year is essentially the same wine as the Riesling Trocken bottling, except this cuvée has one full gram higher acidity and finished its fermentation at twenty-one grams of sugar. The wine is superb, offering up a complex bouquet of pink grapefruit, passion fruit, pulverized limestone, apple blossoms and a delicate topnote of wild yeasts. On the palate the wine is pure, full-ish, complex and beautifully balanced, with a lovely core of fruit, fine focus and grip and lovely bounce on the long, succulent and flat out delicious finish. Just a lovely wine. John Gilman, View from the Cellar.
RS 25g/l. This comes as a breath of fresh lemony air after the intensity and spice of the Grosse Gewächse. This is still a touch spicy but has more lively and immediate fruit. Purest of lemon and grapefruit and a light stony minerality, a clear limestone effect – almost chalky on the nose. Juicy, crisp lemon on the palate. Off-dry but the acidity is so high you barely notice the residual sweetness. Lively, crisp and full of pure fruit. Long, nevertheless. Notable intensity. Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com