2021 Steinmetz Wintricher Oligsberg GW

2021 Steinmetz Wintricher Oligsberg GW



So like i’ve said, the collection of ’21 Grand cru dry wines (everything from here on out) is absolutely mind blowingly beautiful. You could shoot blind and come up aces. Nonetheless, I will give you my blow by blow. I think that the Wintricher wines are both great examples of Grand cru sites that Mosel wine lovers know far too little of. They benefit from relatively cooler conditions created by the little side valley wind currents, and always a have a “cooler” chiseled sensibility to them. My note on the Oligsberg GW: “WOW. Absolutely cool and chiseled blue slate aromatics, intense white florals, then absolutely filigree and precise, like pinpoint precise. Man, what class and balance!!!”. A little * awarded here.

“The 2021er Wintricher Ohligsberg Riesling “GW” is a legally dry wine (with 5 g/l of residual sugar). It offers a superb nose of bitter grapefruit, pear,herbs, fine spices, and residual scents of its spontaneous fermentation. The wine is beautifully balanced yet still primary and tart on the palate and leaves a smooth feel packed with fresh herbs, orchard fruits, and spices in the long finish. The aftertaste is still a touch hard at this early stage but the wine should develop nicely over time. 2026-2041” 92 MFW

“”An exceptionally ripe dry riesling for the 2021 vintage, but you need to like acidity to really go for this very original wine. Stunning peachy nose, then enormous dark minerality and expressive citrusy freshness on the compact palate. Lightning strike on a boulder of rock salt at the finish. Limited production. Drinkable now, but best from 2024.” 95 Stuart Piggott