Rebholz Riesling Buntsandstein Trocken (750ml)
The Rebholz family’s connection to the vine dates back to the 16th century and today the estate is regarded as one of Germany’s top ten producers of fine wine. The estate’s 22 ha are located in the Pfalz region and are farmed biodynamically. Mr. Rebholz is an outspoken proponent of Germany’s Grosses Gewächs movement.
After 2014, Hansjörg Rebholz has again bottled a great vintage. His 2015 series is outstanding and a benchmark collection. His selective harvesting has come close to perfection over the years, and even more so because it wasn’t easy in 2014 nor in 2015, when the ripening of the grapes was so quick that many wines in the Pfalz lost precision and balance. 2015s are below 13% alcohol and most of them are between 12-12.5% alcohol. The acidity is vital and very precise, and the wines reveal a persistent mineral structure intertwined with ripe and concentrated fruit. Sometimes you have the impression of drinking a Mosel wine with the origin of Pfalz. – Stephan Reinhardt
The 2015 Riesling trocken vom Buntsandstein offers a very pure, clear and already pretty intense, but deep and mineral-flavored bouquet of super ripe Riesling fruits; it also shows some iron and herbal flavors. Round and almost juicy on the palate, this medium-bodied Riesling has a dense, mouth-filling texture. The wine is powerful, but also mineral, racy and piquant; it will benefit from further bottle age to loose its baby fat. The finish shows a nice concentration, grip and lingering salinity. This will be a gorgeous wine in 2-3 years, and still even in ten years. – Stephan Reinhardt