A fairly new entrant in Alex’s range from the Alz section of the hillside, 3/4 the way up the hill. This too is terrific, with hints of red cassis, yellow fruits, and a finer more delicate floral array aromatically than the Apotheke. This more delicate aromatic display finds a certain texturally richer yellow fruited personality in the mouth, with a very fine finish of more filigree dancy character. Again, for the money, this is bonkers good, and a very interesting contrast to the Apotheke…..a little * awarded here.
“The 2021er Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett, as it is referred to on the central part of the label, was made from fruit harvested at 82° Oechsle in the south-west facing Alz sector (next to the Gärtchen) of the vineyard and was fermented to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (47 g/l). Quite restrained at first, this gradually develops a superbly floral and finely aromatic nose of orange blossom, tangerine, yellow peach, candied grapefruit, blackberry, and cinnamon. The wine starts off on the juicy and creamy side as some riper yellow fruits give a rich side to this wine. The finish is however punchy and precise as quite some bracing zest sets in quickly and brings the necessary freshness and lightness. It proves still pretty much work in progress and the sweetness is still dissociated from the acidity and tartness, so it will need quite some years to find its balance and has even some upside potential. 2029-2041+” 92+ MFW