By: Morgan Laurie
K&L Staff Member
Weingut Von Hovel is run by Max von Kunlow, whose family has run the estate making Riesling in the Saar since they purchased the property in the mid-1950s. Max works organically, making his own compost and spreading local straw, marc and raw fertilizer throughout his vineyards. Max ferments spontaneously and has vinified this particular Riesling in stainless steel. Up front there is a flinty minerality, with hints of wet stone, apricot and white cherry. It's got some residual sugar but there is an intense, tingly acidity that really rolls across the palate like a bolt of electricity. Just delightful.