Weiser-Künstler Riesling Gaispfad Kabinett 2020
Konstantin Weiser and Alexandra Künstler are as soulful as the vineyards they farm; this is a micro-estate with only 3ha under vine. Konstantin and Alexandra do everything here, working in the vineyards daily. Situated in Traben-Trarbach, many of their vineyards fell into obscurity in the latter half of the 20th century, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The fact is that these vines have not seen the “modernization” that many sites in the Mosel have, which means these cliff-vineyards still have their jutting, ladder-like terraces. On these terraces, they have a high density of very old, un-grafted vines. Weiser-Künstler makes wines exceptional Prädikat wines, but they also make dry wines – dainty angels carved from mineral and slate that feel like porcelain in their weight and purity. As of 2015, they are moving towards complete organic certification.
From a prime parcel of 50+ year old vines in Enkirch on solid grey slate, Steffensberg is often the Grand Cru that shows best in its youth. The 2020 show's delicate yet very finely textured with a force of energy on the front end of the palate.