Another first time bottling from a part of the Treppchen that is lower lying than the historically produced terraces above it; Stefan tells me it has deeper/richer soils, that are much darker and rich in organic material. My tasting note: “Ever growing/creeping slate minerality, with a slightly smoky quality. It is super super intense in its spherically expansive mineral profile, all delivered with a sense of finesse that is absolute class.” 1000L made. This is pretty freakin’ amazing. A little * awarded here. Get what you can justify….
“The 2021er Piesporter Treppchen Riesling “am Fels” is a just off-dry wine (with 10 g/l of residual sugar) made from fruit picked on very old vines situated in the west-facing “am Berg” sector of the vineyard adjacent to the Wintricher Ohligsberg. The wine offers a superb nose made of pear, bitter lemon, aniseed herbs, ginger, yeasty elements, and smoke. It proves superbly silky and smooth on the palate where the acidity is beautifully integrated and adds depth to the experience. The finish is firm, multi-layered, and hugely impressive. This is a stunning off-dry wine! 2026-2041” 95 MFW
“Very complex nose of mandarin orange, smoke and flint that leaps out of the glass at you, but with every swirl of the glass more stone fruit aromas join the picture. Very concentrated and super-clean, this has massive slate aromas at the extremely tight finish. Very limited production. Drinkable now, but best from 2024.” 97 Stuart Piggott