2019 Spindler Pechstein Riesling Trocken Gross Lage
Relatively cool, still somewhat nutty and yeasty, fine vegetal to herbal and delicately floral scent of rather light yellow fruits with a hint of white almonds and hints of light mineral tones. Quite polished, again cool fruit with herbal hints, fine, lively acidity, lemon verbena on the palate, has some grip and good persistence, slightly salty minerality, sweet melting, very good finish with candy notes, some sugared lemon and quite clear minerality.
Pechstein means “pitch stone”—like tar—and it refers to the igneous rock basalt that comprises this site. This is decidedly “red” in aromatics and much more compact and dense than the Ungeheuer, despite the fact that Pechstein is fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel. It has the cranberry’s tart outer rim but has the interior sweetness of cassis and berry compote.
- Vintage: 2019
- Classification: Grosse Lage
- Region: Pfalz
- Appellation: Mittelhaardt
- Vineyard: Pechstein
- Soil: Basalt, sandstone, sandy loam
- Farming Practice: Organic
- Vinification: 100% stainless steel
- Elevage: 9 months stainless steel