Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken Riesling Feinherb “Butterfly” 2019

$19.99
Pleasantly fruity, with aromas of creamy lemon, jasmine, and a flinty minerality. Slightly sweet but with a refreshing acidity.
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Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken

Zilliken has been making wine for centuries, literally, and they remain old school. Their cellars go three levels deep and remain around 48 degrees year-round (and no, there's no air conditioning or refrigeration). They make their wines in giant neutral German oak barrels known as fuders. For years, this was regarded as a quaint tradition, but now, of course, many top producers are abandoning their steel vats in favor of this more natural vessel. A key advantage of steel, of course, is that it is easy to keep the temperature down during fermentation—hardly a concern when you're ambient temperature is only 48 degrees!

The Zilliken style is explosive. Even in lesser vintages the wines will easily flood your senses with their power and intricacy. Yes, they. will all age beautifully, and anyone who loves German wines really should put away as much as possible

Details

  • Country

    Germany

  • Region

    Mosel

  • Grape Variety

    Riesling

  • Vintage

    2019

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Biodynamic

  • Style

    Floral , Fruity , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Off-Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied