Mosel, 2016, Riesling 11.0% QbA Wajos 2016 Riesling Urgestein
Cash and Carry: $240.00
|Wine maker||Walter J. Oster|
|Total acid||7.5 g/l|
|Residual sugar||18.4 g/l|
Since 2011; Urgestein is one of a new brands from Wajos,
Urgestein stands for the age of soil. We choose this name as one of our wine brands.
In total we have 3 different Brands:
Devon: or dry Riesling wines from our steepest vineyards
Urgestein: for feinherb Riesling wines from our steepest vineyards
Grauschiefer:for sweet Riesling wines from our steepest vineyards
Urgestein is a Cuvee; combination of the vineyards, Ediger Elzhofberg and Ellerer Pfirsichgarten,
The 'Urgesteins Riesling' is originating mainly from vineyards at Heiligenstein and Gaisberg, south of Karlsruhe (further south from Heidelberg).
This is a young & light wine in the rating category of QbA. but it is closely equivalent to Spätlese. Peppery, pungent, tactile sense mineral impingement, albeit in the context of a slightly angular as well as invigorating palate impression. Fresh lime, nut oils, salt and iodine make for a delightfully savoy and mouth watery persistent finish. It would be nice to find more of a fruit and floral dimension emerging, but this wine will certainly entertain you – indeed, wake you up – over the next several years.
Taste: apple, pear, peach, apricot, and honey,
Nose can pick up the smell of petrol, which is very typical to Riesling, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear, and peach.
Limited quantity of vintage 2011 is still available.
Horace Cheung, 2018.08.14.