I did taste this zero dosage bottling, and thought it was a knockout. The long barrel ageing (w malolactic completed) prior to being put into bottle definitely gives it a remarkable sense of balance for a zero dosage wine. The balance and complexity are top notch, and I would love to see people’s expression if you tasted people blind on these. The sparkling range in general really says a lot about the outrageous value and quality that is possible from an experienced and passionate craftsman like Thorsten for German sparkling wines. Get some, and you will see exactly what I mean…..!!!!
“The 2018 Riesling Zéro Dosage, as it is referred to on the front label, was made from grapes harvested in the Reiler Mullay-Hofberg and Burger Hahnenschrittchen, was fermented and aged for two years in Fuder, before being bottled and aged for 30 months and was then disgorged without dosage on March 24, 2023 (the disgorgement date is provided on the back label). The first nose is rather reduced, with flinty notes marked by hints of sulfur. After prolonged aeration, it offers fresh notes of mint, aniseed herbs, and lemon, mixed with richer, fruitier notes of yellow peach, vanilla, candied grapefruit, and cherry. The wine is superbly fresh and chiseled on the palate, with spices and minty elements giving a very lively and pure edge. The finish has great length, intensity, and energy. This fresh and primary Sekt needs at least one or two years to develop its complexity and has clear upside potential. 2025-2038” 91+ Mosel Fine Wines