Weiser Künstler Trarbacher Trocken 2020

Weiser Künstler Trarbacher Trocken 2020

Regular price $28.00 $28.00 Sale

100% Riesling

Biodynamic, Organic

Mosel, Germany

From the importer-

Konstantin Weiser and Alexandra Künstler (pictured above) are as soulful as the vineyards they farm; this is a micro-estate with only around 4 hectares total. They very literally do everything by hand, working the sites both organically and biodynamically. They are in the vines daily and it’s immediately obvious that this is where they’re most comfortable – it’s obvious that they love their vineyards.

This intimacy comes through in the wines. In fact, if we were to point to one producer who carries a similar message of staggering complexity and simple charm, it would be Willi and Christoph Schaefer. Both estates are tiny; both estates seem to easily, naturally make wines that are ethereal, bubbling with purity and subtle nuance. Both estates produce haunting, magical little wines that are worth their weight in gold.

The 2020er Trarbacher Riesling Trocken is a bone-dry wine (with less than 1 g/l of residual sugar) made from fruit picked in the Schlossberg and Taubenhaus vineyards. It offers a subtle and still rather subdued nose made of mirabelle, smoke, slate, blueberry, residual scents from its spontaneous fermentation, and spices. It is only on the fully dry palate that it reveals its charm, presence, and cut. The finish is full of citrusy fruits, a dash of tart grapefruit zest, smoke, and spices. Although impressive now, we would opt to leave this animating dry Riesling alone for a few years and let the beauty reveal all its colors.