Immich-Anker, Enkircher Zeppwingert Riesling Brut 2014, Mosel, Germany
Tasting Note: Bright, angular and with a touch of chalk, this sparkling brut riesling would be equally comfortable as an aperitif or paired with a meal proper.
Pale-intensity lemon-green in color, this sparkling wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of quince, green pear, white nectarine and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied sparkling riesling has tart, medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and completing with a medium-plus finish.
There are some notes of chalk along the midpalate that complements the acid structure.
I wish there were more opportunities for people to try sparkling brut riesling like this.
See 2013 vintage review.
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, riddling and disgorgement by hand. Disgorgement date: September 24, 2018.
Importer: Free Run LLC, Seattle, Washington
Tasting Date: August 18, 2020