This is a first time bottling for Stefan, from a parcel at the southern limit of Piesport; along with the Rosengartchen, it is his smallest Kabinett production in 2021, just 500L made. It is the most electric of the ’21s, with the highest acidity at 12.3 g/L, so not for the acid-faint-of-heart. It opens shyly on the aromatics, leading to a gorgeous sense of discrete almost tropical fruits, that are followed up with a strong and persistent ripe acidity/minerality. This is crazy good, and a bit crazy. “It is for the freaks,” Stefan added. Very cool stuff…..
“Lust for life! The ripe apricot aroma hits you full in the face, but the acidity is also very ripe in the 2021 context. Concentrated and energetic, this is dangerously fresh right through the super-long finish that’s almost dry thanks to the very vibrant acidity. Drink or hold.” 95 Stuart Piggott