From a weeee .40 hectare parcel
A pet favorite of mine, the cooler Altenburg from the top of the hill against the forest has an implosive, airy, weightless sensibility that I find to be absolutely stunning. This is class in a glass, no matter how you slice it. If the implosive, restrained, and chiseled profile of the Monziger Halenberg is something that you prize, this one is for you.
“”From a steeper and cooler, east-facing and late ripening vineyard next to the forest, the 2014 Wachenheimer Altenburg Riesling Trocken PC shows a great intensity but also coolish purity on the nose; lemon flavors intermix with chalky sandstone flavors. The great elegance and coolish nature from the nose is reflected on the palate, which is enormously piquant and straight, revealing a stimulating salinity that we normally know from limestone soils; this rejuvenates the power and complexity of this wine, which needs another five years to open up. It should still be fascinating in 20 years. There is so much power and finesse here, so much stimulating salinity – this is simply great Riesling, though not necessarily what you might expect from a Pfalz Riesling.” 94 points Stephan Reinhardt