2014 Wittmann Estate Riesling Trocken Rheinhessen
*Editors' Choice* Intense aromas of tropical mango and melon scent this elegant, slightly cream-textured dry Riesling. Sprays of white grapefruit and lime juice brighten the midpalate, extending through a long finish marked by zesty acidity and chalky, dusty mineral tones. (AI)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Riesling trocken is sourced 100% from the calcareous sites in Westhofen and was bottled in April 2015. Philipp focuses on a coolish and mineral style in 2014, and could have easily bottled a more opulent and fruit intense style. However, he decided to keep even his estate wine as an expressive representative of the pure Wittmann style... Back to the 2014, which opens with a bright and chalky/dusty fruit note on the nose. Its is an elegant, full-flavored and full-bodied dry Riesling with limey freshness, and a persistent mineral and salty expression of the Westhofen vineyards. This wine is provided with a serious structure. (SR)
Although the green fruit aromas appear quite restrained on the nose, the palate packs some punch with sound acidity, stony minerality and firm body. An estate trocken with plenty of substance and a nice line of delicate but fresh fruit flavour. (MS)
Taut, with flinty accents to the dried herb and green apple flavors. Bracing acidity emerges on the fresh finish. (KM)
One of those Rheinhessen producers responsible for enhancing this often under-appreciated region's prestige, Philipp Wittmann aims for a racy, clean style of Riesling.