The Paulishofberg is another wine that falls into the category of Mosel unknowns, with Stefan’s production being the most noble example that I know of. Its soils are quite deep, but very very fine, almost powdery/sandy, with fairly large pieces of gray slate. It presents gorgeously intense medium ripe stone fruits, a bit of something minty, and some sponti (spontaneous yeast aromatics) complexities. Its overall sense of being super intense yet utterly refined is gorgeous. He is dialed in…..
“Astonishingly ripe peachy aromas for this challenging vintage are married to remarkable richness and an electric vibrancy. Bowls you over as it charges off into the far distance. As impressive as this is now, just wait what it will do with a few more years of bottle maturation! Limited production. Drink or hold.” 96 Stuart Piggott