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Meerspinne im Mandelgarten Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2018

53,02 

Incl. VAT.
(70,69  / 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 including shells and broken limestone.

Meerspinne im Mandelgarten Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2018

53,02 

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Tasting note from Aug 25, 2019, copyright Christoph Raffelt

Information about wine

The sea spider was extracted from the Gimmeldingen almond orchard. The name is that of a
old vineyard, which produces better wines than the rest of the almond orchard, which is why the
Meerspinne is declared as Großes Gewächs and the rest of the Mandelgarten as Erste Lage.
The Meerspinne site has a limestone and red sandstone marl topsoil on
massive lime subsoil. The Riesling was harvested botrytis-free in November. It stood until
to six hours on the mash, was fermented spontaneously and like all Christmann's
GGs fermented down to around two grams of residual sugar and aged in large double barrels.
and aged in 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 appears
closed, chalky, firm and cool with notes of green apple, lemon and verbena,
Nuts and almonds including shells and from broken limestone.
 

Palate

However, this cool purist look should not be a deterrent, even if there is a
Palate goes on like this. What impresses here very much is the clarity, the focus on the
Taut, austere, citrusy, bony, which at the same time brings earthy and stony notes to the palate.
rinses, but also juicy and spicy. Green herbs, limes and lemons, pome fruit and salt.
deliver here the ingredients from which this finely knitted pure fabric was created. What a
Ascetic!

Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt

  • Char tartare with lemon, mustard seed, prawns and dill
  • Jacket potato with whitefish caviar and smoked mayonnaise
  • Sweet and sour cucumber with burrata, einkorn, dill and cucumber sorbet

winery
Type

Vintage

Variety

Content

Alcohol content

12.5% Vol.

Residual sweetness

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Allergens

Contains sulfur

Acid

8,3 g/l

Drinking temperature

12°

Manufacturer

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