Full sun exposure leads to a high level of ripeness in the grapes from this plateau site above Deidesheim. Fresh oak and spicy fruit build a pure, intense bouquet. Yellow peach mingles with the flint notes characteristic of Kieselberg on a round and lush palate. This is a firm, tightly woven Riesling with persistent salinity and a long, intense finish.
This displays one of the most purely mineral noses I can recall from any Pfalz Riesling, specifically an evocation of quarry dust, wet stone, oil and sea breeze. In Chablis-like fashion, these are accompanied by penetrating evocations of crushed lemon seed. The feel is firm and the sense of crushed-stone suffusion is striking. At the same time, a sense of vibrancy sets the palate tingling, while salinity tugs at the salivary glands. Mint and white pepper add to the incisively gripping, intense finish.