Weiser-Künstler Riesling Trarbacher Trocken 2022
The 2022er Trarbacher Riesling Trocken is a bone-dry wine (with 2 g/l of residual sugar) which comes from fruit picked in the Schlossberg and Taubenhaus. This yellow-colored wine offers a still rather backward nose initially marked by residual scents from its spontaneous fermentation. These give only gradually way to grapefruit, earthy spices, a dash of whipped cream, ginger, and smoke. The wine is dry but superbly elegant on the palate with a present but incredibly well integrated acidity. It is subtly tart but also packed with fine spices, a bit of orchard fruits, and herbal elements. The finish is smooth with perfectly integrated and beautifully ripe acidity and great length. This dry wine made in a beautiful Kabinett style is an incredible success!
Konstantin Weiser and Alexandra Künstler run a tiny, 4-hectare estate. Just downstream from the famous “Hollywood” section of the Middle Mosel, they quietly go about their business of craIing some of the world’s most pristine, detailed, pure Rieslings. The dry Rieslings are razor sharp, more about mineral, salt and flower than about fruit. The Prädikat wines are “old school,” with lower amounts of residual sugar and higher amounts of acidity than most. They shiver with tension and acidity and remain fresh, agile and versatile. In other words, Weiser-Künstler does it all, and does it all beautifully.
Depending on the vintage there will be a light crushing and gentle pressing or direct whole bunch pressing in a pneumatic press. Wines are fermented with native yeasts and raised in a combination of stainless steel, old oak Fuders and some used barriques, different wines will see various vessels based on yield and vintage character.