Excellent dry Riesling from one of our favorite producers, this bottling is sourced from old vines (some are ungrafted and 75+ years old) and drinks way above its price point.
-"Blauschiefer" = "blue slate"
-hand harvested / practicing organic farming
-fermented in mostly old (50-100 years old) 1000L Mosel fuders with some vintages also employing a bit of stainless steel
-unfined, lightly filtered, minimal sulfur added
-at least 3 months on the lees (some vintages closer to 12 months)
Blauschiefer is one tier up from Ulli Stein’s entry level wine. But if you’ve ever seen pictures of the Mosel vineyards you’ll understand that there’s no such thing as entry-level grape growing to be done there. All of the grapes used for this wine come from very steep, slated vineyards such as Himmelrich and Stein’s own mountain: Palmberg. The wine offers a beautiful nose of pear, white peach and lots of minerality. It’s playful and light-footed while at the same time mouth-watering and zesty. For fans of complex, mineral-driven white wines like Sancerre, Chablis, Santorini, etc...