While this has plenty of ripe fruit, it’s dominated by its minerality, feeling almost aggressive in its intense stoniness. Its acidity gives it a vivid, vibrant tension and a crystalline definition of flavor.
From a small, radar-like parcel above the hamlet of Fehres, Grans’ 2009 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese is exuberantly aromatic and juicily brimming with pink grapefruit and pineapple, high-toned notes of lavender, green tea, and herbal elixir as well as invigorating salinity supplying alluring, metaphorically cooling counterpoint. Irresistibly juicy and come-hither; beguilingly creamy yet refreshing, this incorporates hints of honey and caramel in its long, luscious finish. I would anticipate 15-20 years of enormous pleasure. Gerhard Grans compares 2009 at his estate with 1990 for its combination of high ripeness with strong acidity and little botrytis. Fermentations were nearly all very long this year by estate standards, with few of even the sweet wines finishing up until shortly before their May bottling. Grans persists in his staunch defense of Grosses Gewachs and in general of legally trocken bottlings – which collectively make up around half of his production – maintaining that such a dry format is best for emphasizing the mineral dimensions of Riesling from his great sites. (DS)
Smoky aromas of pear, sweet herbs and lemon candy. Glossy, plush apricot pit flavor is nicely supported by a harmonious mineral structure. The subtly sweet finish offers brown spices and pleasing length. (JP)
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