Weiser-Künstler Riesling Feinherb 2022
The Riesling Weiser-Künstler, as it is referred to on the main label (the reference to the vintage is left for the back label), is a barely off-dry wine (with 14 g/l of residual sugar) made from Estate holdings. It offers a still rather backward nose made of ginger, pear, chalky minerals, and earthy spices. The wine proves beautifully playful and subtle on the nicely tart palate and leaves a juicy feel of minerals, herbs, orchard fruits in the finish. This is a great Estate wine!
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.