PRESS

VINOUS

ZILLIKEN SAARBURG RAUSCH GROSSES GEWÄCH
FORSTMEISTER GELTZ-ZILLIKEN

The 2021 Riesling Saarburger Rausch Grosses Gewächs is from 140-year-old vines, the oldest parcel in the Rausch. There almost is a tropical fruit note amidst the lemon and lime zest lift on the nose. The palate has immediate presence, and much fill with the slightest phenolic edge and a hint of silky tannin, as tender as a spiderweb. Lemon zestiness pervades this, planting a vertical stake of flavor that just goes on and on, making the mouth water. And while I know that fine wine deserves to be at the table, this absolutely qualifies as a  The 2021 Riesling Saarburger Rausch Grosses Gewächs is from 140-year-old vines, the oldest parcel in the Rausch. There almost is a tropical fruit note amidst the lemon and lime zest lift on the nose. The palate has immediate presence, and much fill with the slightest phenolic edge and a hint of silky tannin, as tender as a spiderweb. Lemon zestiness pervades this, planting a vertical stake of flavor that just goes on and on, making the mouth water. And while I know that fine wine deserves to be at the table, this absolutely qualifies as a vino da meditazione. Lemon serenity, clarity, precision. Wow. This is pitched at 8g/L of residual sweetness vis-à-vis 8.8g/L of acidity.  (Dry) 

- June, 2023, Anne Krebiehl MW