From the remarkable craggy steeps of the Jungheld, this is the GG that had me in fits of holy holy moly. It is a rockhead delight and then some, with an explosive sense of palate staining minerality, all harmonized and precise with a truly Grand cru sense of class and complexity. There is very little made from minuscule yields of very very old vines; he ages it in bottle an extra year before releasing it, as its sense of coiled power is more of a long distance runner than an early/easy flatterer……GG lovers looking for the most elementally profound of the Mosel, this is your stop…..! A little * awarded here.
“The 2021er Trittenheimer Apotheke Jungheld GG, as it is referred to on the central part of the label, is a bone-dry wine (with less than 3 g/l of residual sugar) made from 80-120-year-old un-grafted vines in this prime south-west-facing sector of the Apotheke and was fermented and aged in one acacia cask. It will only be commercialized in 2 years. It offers a refined and beautifully complex nose with plenty of spices, fresh minty herbs, cassis, white peach, and a hint of almond. The wine starts off with a gorgeous light zesty side but shows more density and intensity as it evolves. The finish is vibrating and fully bone-dry in taste, but without being aggressive as it proves superbly well balanced by the dry extract. The after-taste is all about minerals, spices, and zest. What a splendid dry Riesling! 2026-2036+” 94 Mosel Fine Wines