Bright straw yellow with a silver edge.
The nose ignites a veritable firework of aromas: lemon and lime zest, chervil, steamed noodles, ginger and lemon balm as well as wet blackboard chalk, orange oil and a handful of river pebbles initially seem somewhat thrown together, soon become disciplined and blend into a great whole. Multi-layered with flavors in constant flux, this wine continues to reveal new facets of itself over days.
The 2016 Great Owl from Weiser-Künstler's Enkirchen Ellergrub rings up a storm, runs up the stairs, taking two steps at a time before plunging down the Zecher's throat like a lemming at suicide auction. Within seconds. One could hardly follow and takes a second sip. Same spectacle. Press Repeat. This is how Mosel goes, or: this is how Mosel must go. The acidity sets the pace, reinforced by the grippy feel of the wine. This makes for enormous speed and low-threshold resistance to swallowing. Typical owl. Bottle empty, fire brigade.
Food recommendations by Sebastian Bordthäuser:
- Coleslaw with pomegranate seeds and orange oil (vegetarian)
(salads, wild herbs)
- Calamari Fritti
(Seafood, Squid & Octopus)
- Fried black pudding with apples and roasted onion sauce
(meat, legumes, onion vegetables, pome fruit, sausage, black pudding)
Winery Weiser-Künstler, Wilhelmstraße 11, 56841 Traben-Trarbach / Germany