This is one of the later released bottlings from Clemens, that has only been released since my first wave in early winter. It is from the handful of rocky outcroppings in the Fahrlay that quite simply need to be seen to be believed (like all of the smallest micro parcellary selections for Clemens….INSANE). I didn’t get to taste this one, but I am 100% certain that it is one not to be missed…….
“”The 2017 Pündericher Marienburg Riesling GG Fahrlay Terrassen opens with a bright, very clear, fresh and stony bouquet of concentrated white fruits and lemon notes intertwined with crushed slate aromas. On the palate, this is a highly finessed and elegant Riesling from vines that are 100+ years old. This 2017 serves intensity, power and complexity in a subtle way. The wine has a subtle tannin grip that makes this like a white Pinot Noir. Salty and crunchy and highly finessed, this is a powerful but elegant and refined Fahrlay Terrassen. Tasted in March 2019.” 96 Stephan Reinhardt”