Weingut Dressigacker, Riesling, Trocken, Qualitätswein, Bechtheim, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2016
Consumer tasting note: obviously a German riesling – strong aromas, lime and cooking apple, with an edge of richer stone and tropical fruit, dry with good acidity, modest alcohol, a medium-long length, with the also characteristic grip. A pleasant quaffer.
Drink now – RTD, and will keep for up to 2 years – Wait. No need to decant.
This wine: lot No. none so a single bottling run, organic (ökologischer), varietal riesling, wild yeast fermentation, 20% in wooden barrel, the remainder in stainless steel; Stelvin screw cap closure, 13% abv, Hay Wines, £26 (02/20)
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity lemon, showing tears [no sediment].
Nose: clean, pronounced intensity, youthful, with aromas as they come, of lime juice, a honeyed edge, unripe pineapple, hint of stone fruit, hint of cut coking apple, hint of lime zest, hint of raw steak fat, grapefruit.
Palate: dry, medium (+) acidity, medium alcohol, medium (+) body, medium (+) intensity, a moderate grip with a smooth texture, with flavours of lime pith with an edge of unripe stone fruit, grapefruit, cooking apple. A medium (+) length, with a clean finish of lime pith edged with a richer-riper nuance, with a persistent moderate grip.
Quality: good, well balanced not too fresh acidity with alcohol, harmonious with the sound intensity and similar concentration. Showing a bare moderate complexity, mainly youthful, with just an edge of tertiary development (honey, meat). Finishes medium-long.
Drinking readiness/ageing potential: drink now, unsuited to further ageing, but will keep for up to 2 years – a sound acid structure and balance, but without the characteristics, intensity, concentration and length, to suggest improvement with further cellar time.