2021 Steinmetz Neumagener Rosengartchen Riesling Kabinett

2021 Steinmetz Neumagener Rosengartchen Riesling Kabinett



A first time entrant from the Rosengartchen, this one is a knockout, especially if you prize intense minerality/dry extract in your wines. The vineyard is just nuts in how much salty minerality it imparts, with gorgeous, smoky floral aromatics and stone fruit flavors/aromas. I think that this is gorgeous and a must for Mosel wine lovers……get what you can justify, and thank me later….a little * awarded here.

“The 2021er Neumagener Rosengärtchen Riesling Kabinett is made from fruit picked early at 82° Oechsle and was fermented down to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (48 g/l). This yellow-green wine offers a superbly complex nose made of herbs, white peach, ginger, a hint of laurel, white flowers, some whipped cream, and slate. It is gorgeously playful and subtly creamy on the palate and leaves a beautifully multi-layered feel in the long and lingering finish. The aftertaste is all about mint, chalk, and fine aniseed elements. The finish is splendid, with lightness and elegance. What a grand success! 2031-2051” 94 MFW

“Extremely expressive and complex nose of orange blossom and fruit with tons of melon and fresh basil. It starts beautifully, but then it turns really evil and charges over your palate into the darkness. It’s hard to imagine how a wine of this kind could be more mineral. From 50-60 year old vines. Drink or hold.” 97 Stuart Piggott