2017 Wagner-Stempel Scharlachberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs


Stuart Pigott: 96/100
Wine Enthusiast: 94/100
Vinous: 92/100

“enormous power and depth and a finish that keeps pumping out the minerals with a hint of chili-like piquancy”



Sinds vorig jaar maakt Wagner-Stempel een derde Grosses Gewächs, naast de klassiekers Höllberg en Heerkretz. Via een samenwerking met een bevriende wijnboer (Weingut Bischel) kunnen ze, via een ruil, een gedeelte in de Binger Scharlachberg bewerken waar zeer oude wijnstokken staan. De wijngaard ligt meer richting de Rheingau en dat proef je ook in de stijl: rijker en voller dan de andere twee GG’s.

Professional reviews:

Stuart Pigott (jamessuckling.com): “Tons of fresh herbs and wild berries in the nose. Then, enormous power and depth and a finish that keeps pumping out the minerals with a hint of chili-like piquancy. Only the second vintage of this wine, making it difficult to judge the aging potential. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.” 96/100 pts

Wine Enthusiast: “This is an intensely mineral, cutting dry wine studded with pristine nectarine and tangerine flavors. It’s a zingy, zesty wine emboldened by tart lemon-lime acidity and a lingering, stony finish. Ready to drink now but will continue to improve through 2035 and hold further.” 94/100 pts

Vinous (David Schildknecht): “Zesty lime, bruised apple skin and a hint of parsnip make for a pungently penetrating aromatic display. The palate is correspondingly marked by tartness and tang, but otherwise polished and glossy. The finish grips with piquancy, chewy acerbity and pronounced site-typical smokiness, yet not without delivering a welcome, refreshing measure of sheer juiciness. These vines, incidentally, were largely spared the April frost. (For considerable detail on the source of Wagner’s Scharlachberg bottling and how he came to access it, consult my tasting note on the inaugural 2016 rendition.)” 92/100 pts

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