2021 Steinmetz Wintricher Geierslay GW Riesling

2021 Steinmetz Wintricher Geierslay GW Riesling



The Geierslay is a fascinating site, that combines all things fairly full sun exposure, with cooling side valley temperature swings, a complex blend of blue/purplish slate with a LOT of quartz in it, and a fairly steep slope. Stefan says that it is one of his favorite 4 sites that he works with, and I can increasingly sense/understand why, as the wines that emerge from it are so fascinating/singular/complex. My note on the ’21: “Riper more tropical fruits aromatically, then a broader more expansive sense of palate presence than the Oligsberg in both fruit and mineral dimension. Its sense of elegance and harmony is arresting. It was picked 10 days earlier! than the Oligsberg, with insanely low yields in the teens. Following the wine for a few moments, I am blown away….WOW. It has so many facets, a sense of deep dimension and complexity that is just wowow good. Again, more spherically present on the palate than the Oligsberg, and just class in a glass….!”. A little * awarded here.

“The 2021er Wintricher Geierslay Riesling “GW” is a just off-dry wine (with 10 g/l of residual sugar).  It offers a superbly fresh nose made of lime, vineyard peach, slate, whipped cream, and mint. The wine proves stunningly silky and beautifully intense on the palate and leaves a superb feel of ginger and fine herbs. It has a stunning feel of fresh herbs and spices in the long finish. The finesse and brightness paired with focus are truly remarkable. What a great success 2026-2041” 94 MFW

“Very flinty with a ton of grilled grapefruit this is a dangerously energetic dry Mosel riesling. The concentration and brilliance are both almost off the scale. The minerality is only just beginning to reveal itself, but what you get already says welcome to the geology museum! Every moment of extra patience will help this mind-bending wine lean back and relax. Limited production. Drinkable now, but best from 2024.” 97 Stuart Piggott