Günther Steinmetz Wintricher Geierslay 2016
Wintricher Geierslay est issu d'une sélection des raisins les plus mûrs et les plus sains, absolument exempts de pourriture noble (botrytis cinerea). Vinifié et élevé en cuve inox, il constitue une magnifique occasion de déguster un Riesling de vieilles vignes (60 ans), fondant et complexe, aux belles notes fumées et d'agrumes. Sa production est limitée à 1 200 bouteilles.
Vignoble et élaboration
L'avis des experts
From a 1.2-hectare plot with 60-year-old vines on a blueish/purple colored slate and quartz soil, the 2016 Wintricher Geierslay Riesling "GW" offers a very fine and coolish smoky nose of bright and juicy citrus fruits and crushed stones—lovely! Fermented and aged in stainless steel and bottled in June, this is a full-bodied, round, lush and creamy textured yet well-structured Wintricher Riesling with a persistently juicy, complex and elegant finish. Made for the first time as "Grosser Wintricher," this is a selection of the best grapes from the oldest vines. The finish even shows some fine tannins that give this great wine structure and aging potential. Bottled with 11.5% alcohol and 12 grams of unfermented sugar.
Just a shade off dry in style, this feather-light dynamo offers bold, concentrated stone fruit and blossom tones, enveloped in rich, penetrating swathes of smoke and earth. It's a gorgeously complex wine, with spine tingling acidity and a delicate, lilting mouthfeel that extends endlessly on the finish. Drinks beautifully already but concentrated and structured enough to improve well through 2030.
This is a pretty radical wine. It's still too young, but there's serious depth and enormous freshness. Tastes almost bone dry and has the kind of salty-lemony intensity you might expect from high-end Chablis.