This is a parcellary selection of 8 single steep terraces a bit to lookers right of the Batterieberg. We are talking very old vines, over 100 years, on a darker gray slate soil. This has slightly higher residual sugar 12g/L, but is electrified by the 9g/L acidity. I found this to be plain stunning, giving it a little * as well. This wine is not so well known, but I can see now why that is a mistake….get some!
“The 2015 Riesling Enkircher Zeppwingert is a selection of eight small terraces with ungrafted vines that are 100+ years old. The wine contains more residual sugar than usual (14 grams per liter) since the fermentation stopped naturally. Bottled at the end of August, the wine offers a beautifully pure, fresh and precise but also intensely aromatic and concentrated Riesling bouquet intertwined with herbal and slatey but also orange flavors. Rich, round, dense and complex on the palate but also vital, finessed and delicate, this is a gorgeous medium-dry Riesling of great elegance, tension and mineral expression. The sweetness is perfectly integrated and the finish endlessly salty, revealing a great purity and finesse. Total production: 800 bottles.” 95 points Stephan Reinhardt