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2017 Hexamer Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg "Quarzit" Riesling (Previously $18)

SKU #1441433 Vinous

Outer quote mark This featured a higher percentage of spontaneous fermentation than did the corresponding 'Porphyr' bottling, and that shows in some residual aromatic yeastiness and smokiness that slightly clouds scents of mango and Persian melon. The mouth feel is surprisingly soft, with a luscious emphasis on sheer fruitiness; the finish caressingly-sustained and a bit superficially sweet. Apropos sweetness, residual sugar in this cuvée, although it has been steadily diminishing, is still at a level (here 35 grams) where the wine works best under conditions of genuine tension with prominent acidity, and in the presence of salinity and crystalline minerality of the sort one anticipates (with good reason) under the rubric 'quartzite.' ... (DS) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Aromatic, showing aromas of elderflower and jasmine that continue on the palate, followed by passion fruit and saffron details. A lovely sipper, with a pleasant mouthfeel. Drink now. (AZ, Web Only-2019) Inner quote mark

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