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Meerspinne im Mandelgarten Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2017

47,51 

Incl. VAT.
(63,35  / 1000 ml)

What is very impressive here is the clarity, the focus on the taut, austere, citrusy, bony, which at the same time washes earthy and stony notes onto the palate, but also juicy and spicy ones. The Riesling seems closed, chalky, firm and cool with notes of green apple, lemons and verbena, nuts and almonds along with their shells and broken limestone.

Meerspinne im Mandelgarten Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2017

47,51 

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Tasting note from dated 24.09.2018, Copyright Christoph Raffelt

Information about wine

The Sea Spider was extracted from the Gimmeldingen almond orchard. The name is that of an old vineyard that produces better wines than the rest of the almond orchard, which is why the Sea Spider as large growth and the rest of the almond orchard is declared to be First layer. The Meerspinne site has a limestone and red sandstone marl topsoil on a massive limestone subsoil. The Riesling was harvested botrytis-free in November. It stood on the mash for up to six hours, was fermented spontaneously and, like all Christmann's GGs, fermented down to about two grams of residual sugar and aged in large double barrels and stainless steel.

Color

Platinum Yellow

Nose

In the "Mersbin", as the location was already called in 1456, Christmann creates the most puristic Great Growths of the portfolio. This is also the case with the 2018 vintage. The Riesling seems closed, chalky, firm and cool with notes of green apple, lemon and verbena, nuts and almonds including shells and broken limestone. 

Palate

However, this cool purist impression should not deter, even if it continues like this on the palate. What is very impressive here is the clarity, the focus on the taut, austere, citrusy, bony, which at the same time washes earthy and stony notes to the palate, but also juicy and spicy. Green herbs, limes and lemons, pome fruits and salt provide the ingredients here from which this finely woven pure stuff has been created. What an ascetic!

Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt

  • Pike perch grilled on the skin with fennel puree, early potatoes and yuzu beurre blanc
  • Guinea fowl pâté with game salads
  • Goat cheese frittata with spinach, rosemary, thyme and basil

winery
Type

Vintage

Variety

Content

Alcohol content

12.5% Vol.

Residual sweetness

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Allergens

Contains sulfur

Acid

8,8 g/l

Drinking temperature

12°

Manufacturer

Winery A. Christmann, Peter-Koch-Str. 43, 67435 Gimmeldingen/Pfalz / Germany, organic certificate: DE-ÖKO-003