This is a perennial pet favorite of mine, and just about anyone who i’ve managed to turn onto this wine…..When I asked Constantin what some of his personal favorites are in the 2020 range, this was the first wine that he mentioned…..that tells me all that I need to hear, even though it hasn’t been crticially reviewed yet….get some, and thank me later….
“Still in the barrel on the full lees. Will be bottle in June/July. Made from the Himmelsleiter part of the vineyard. The steepest part of the whole mountain, with pure blue slate. The first vineyard my Grand-Grandfather planted after the Second World war in 1947. So 70yr old ungrafted vines – the vines were a selection massale from some of our best vineyard at that time. Himmelreich, Elisenberger, Brauneberg and Trarbacher Ungsberg. Pear, Rhubarb, Grapefruit and Smoke on the nose. Vineyard peach, mint and a lot of herbs on the palate. Very lively, and wild minerality at the moment. Will get more balanced in the next couple of weeks on the lees. Long and racy finish. Very classical offdryish Mosel Riesling.” – Constantin on the 2019, NOT THE 2020 OFFERED HERE.