Weingut Günther Steinmetz Wintricher Geierslay Riesling Sur Lie 2021

Weingut Günther Steinmetz Wintricher Geierslay Riesling Sur Lie 2021

93 POINTS: Stuart Pigott MW, JamesSuckling.com Wintricher Geierslay & Oligsberg Vineyard60 year old Vines55° South, southwestSoil type, purple slate soil heavily interspersed with quartzite and iron

"This dry Mosel Riesling is analytically light and also has a racy acidity, which tends to make wines feel lighter than they really are, but it also has a lot of mineral and herbal power plus licorice and lemon zest notes. Intense wet stone finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap."— 93 Points, JamesSuckling.com

A rich mineral depth that only lees aging 'Sur Lie' can bring. A textural wine with a complexity that fuses lightness and freshness with depth and length.Valued in the Prussian wine map as a Class 1 Site, the growths from the Geierslay were for a long time among the most expensive on the Moselle. At several auctions at the end of the 19th century, the most famous vineyards of the Moselle were often outshone by this area of about five hectares.This estate also included its own windmill, which had a rock grinding mill that served to crush the slate rock. For this purpose, the slate was first crushed in the Geierslay, carted over steep passages to the mill, ground there and transported back to the vineyards in powdered form, where it was added to the earth on the spot as a kind of additional "mineral fertilizer". This gigantic effort underlines the enormous importance of the site at that time,

ABV: 13%

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