2017 Stein Ohne Riesling

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$ 39.00
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$ 39.00

Stein’s 2019 Riesling “Ohne” is, yes, a zero-sulfur wine. It was sourced from Alfer Hölle, a different part than the 1900 parcel, on red slate and clay soils. The wine fermented naturally in old Fuder (1,000L barrel) for over 18 months on its full lees, going through alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation (numerous times).

What is so fascinating, what is so beautiful about this wine, is that it shows the signatures of both grape and place; this is undeniably a Riesling from the Mosel. Very often the “zero-sulfur” of a wine covers up that very essence which it, in theory, seeks to reveal. That just isn’t the case here. Certainly there is a strong note of yeast, that leesy quality which in Champagne would be called “brioche” or something refined like that. There is a nutty, saline quality, though the effect is subtle and finely woven. All this marries beautifully with sweet, ripe pears and green apples, a powerful and saturating citrus, a tart lemon-zest grip. The effect of the lees and the driving citrus, also seems to conger up garden notes, fennel seems prominent, though sweet-toned greens like mint have a role too. The acidity, that slate minerality, is the core of this wine, yet it is not the angular, razor-sharp acid of a Mosel Kabinett. Rather, it is a minerality just as dense and compact, yet smoother – like the sword polished down to a perfect sphere. This is a stunning, finessed and ethereal expression of the Mosel – both so iconic in a way, and totally singular. Sorry, but it just is.

— Importer Note (Vom Boden)

Product Details
Price Range $20-$40
Wine Type White
Grape Variety Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel
Vintage 2017
Bottle Size 750ml
Designation Trocken