From old vines in the east facing portion of the higher elevation (1200 feet) Dirstelberg whose soils are comprised predominantly of the famed grès rose (pink sandstone), this is always a more generous contrast to the Bollenberg, presenting riper white peach fruits on the aromatics in addition to its white florals. In the mouth, its initial stone fruit palate impact is then given very precise shape and grip by its sense of its perfectly harmonized acidity. With vigorous aeration in the mouth (read: do a whole lot of beasty slurping sounds to oxygenate), this wine positively exploded with telltale sandstone spherically expansive minerality, that comes at you from the sides of the palate moreso than in a linear fashion (which is limestone’s nature). To my taste, it is wonderfully complete, a dynamic expression of grès rose Riesling, and quite simply put: a knockout. A little * awarded here.