Immich Anker, Enkircher Zeppwingert, Riesling Brut 2013, Mosel, Germany
Tasting Note: An impressive sparkling riesling from the Mosel with depth and ripe fruit flavors that will make you want to go out and try more of this rarely-found sparkling wine.
Medium-intensity gold in color this wine has an aromatic nose of quince, ripe golden apple, blossom, pear, white apricot and lemon citrus peel.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus bodied sparkling riesling shows medium-plus flavor concentration, with ripe green and yellow fruit flavors suggested on the nose.
The wine has depth of flavor, mid-palate complexity, high acidity with a medium-plus, floral-infused finish.
It has some of the dry, aromatic elements you’d expect from a riesling. You might even neglect to detect the wine is made from the riesling grape based on how much it resembles a warmer-climate sparkler both in color and ripeness.
A repeat sparkling wine that would please many a crowd.
Even my husband wants to order more.
Bottle Note: Handpicked grapes from steep blue slate slopes in the Mosel valley. Made in Germany with care and love by the Immich family. Traditional bottle fermentation, three years on the yeast, hand riddled and hand disgorged. Disgorgement Date: July 14, 2017.
Importer: Free Run LLC, Seattle, Washington
Tasting Date: January 28, 2018