Odinstal Riesling Basalt (750ml)
Weingut Odinstal is a six hectare biodynamic Demeter-certified Domaine up in the Haardt mountains of the Pfalz region. The vineyards are among the highest in the Pfalz. On volcanic Basalt, as well as on the Trias soils Buntsandstein and Muschelkalk, owner Thomas Hensel and his viticultural director Andreas Schumann cultivate 45% Riesling, 30% Pinot Blanc, 10% Auxerrois, 5% Rieslaner, 5% Silvaner and 5% Gewürztraminer. The wines are fermented with natural yeasts, partly in steel and partly in oak, while malolactic fermentation is accepted as a natural fermentation. In 2014 Schumann has bottled a remarkable series of authentic, terroir-driven wines. This is vibrant and pure Rielsing grown on steep slopes. The wine is intense with a salty minerality.
“From 31-year-old vines on deep, volcanic clay soils, the 2014 Riesling Basalt displays a lovely clear, coolish, precise, and discreetly aromatic bouquet of white peaches. Medium to full-bodied, highly elegant and extremely salty, this Riesling is like the cooler brother of a the Pechstein grand cru that is located straight downhill. It is fresh, straight, lean, very elegant, mineral and reveals a thrilling, extremely stimulating, long and complex finish. An impressive, electrifying and finesse-full Riesling from 350 meters altitude.” -Stephan Reinhardt
This is a vibrant and pure Rielsing grown on steep slopes. The wine is intense with a salty minerality.