Golden yellow, bright and clear.
The nose of the 2015 Grosse Lage Raffes already promises great things. Grown on grey slate in a parcel of the Falkenlay, the Raffes is always the most Bacchic of Busch's wines. Full-bodied on the nose with rich aromas of ripe peaches, lemons and Darjeeling tea, it is underpinned by the typical spicy slate notes: white pepper, vetiver, pebbles and wet stones. All of this is conveyed not as steamy chatter, but with noble calm.
The 2015 Marienburg Grosse Lage Raffes from Clemens Busch is also an exhilarating stunner on the palate. With a creamy texture and tight body, it is zesty in spice with fine-grained, contouring phenolics and animatingly ripe acidity. Despite its relative richness, it has superb drinkability and mouthwatering acidity with fruit-intensive extract sweetness. Despite its power it convinces by discipline and objectivity, is demanding and at the same time full of verve with a fruity, mineral-cool and persistent aftertaste.
Food recommendations by Sebastian Bordthäuser:
- Braised young pointed cabbage with ducca, orange oil and coriander (vegetarian)
(Vegetables & Vegetarian, Cabbage Vegetables, Vegetarian Dishes)
- Red mullets with clams in orange-white wine broth with bottarga and roasted parsley
(fish, red mullet, oysters & mussels)
- Grilled pork belly with coriander seeds, sage, Tropea onions and red roasted peppers
(meat, pork, onion vegetables, fruit vegetables (nightshade))
Winery Clemens Busch, Kirchstrasse 37, 56862 Pünderich / Germany, organic certificate: DE-ÖKO-039