Since Stefan started working this pretty much abandoned site in Neumagen, a former slate quarry that contained a large cave with tons of slate stacked inside it still, I have been a huge fan. It has quickly become one of his top wines, as the sense of minerality is often mind bogglingly intense. In 2020, he only made one wine: this gold kapsule Auslese. It is going to be a mindblower, and then some…..get what you can justify and thank me later…..
“An explosion of floral aromas that spans the spectrum, from lilacs to tropical orchids! So concentrated, yet so elegant, this has truly staggering finesse. Theoretically, this is a sweet wine, but the powerful minerality here is truly off the scale! Drink or hold.” 99 Stuart Piggott
“The 2020er Neumagener Rosengärtchen Riesling Auslese GK was made from shriveled fruit picked at 106° Oechsle and was fermented down to noble-sweet levels of residual sugar (115 g/l). It offers a stunning nose of pineapple, coconut, whipped cream, subtle minty elements, honey, andbrown sugar. The wine is stunningly well balanced and incredibly multi-layered on the palate and leaves a great feel of pear, cassis, grapefruit puree, herbs, and spices in the long and zesty finish. This is a truly remarkable dessert wine in the making. 2030-2050” 97 Mosel Fine Wines