Bright yellow with green reflections, bright and clear.
The nose of the 2017 Marienburg Falkenlay is disciplined and straightforward. Without any notable fruity escapades, it comes across as serious, clear as a bell and tidy. Mineral notes of rock flour and wet chalk are restrainedly underpinned by grapefruit oil and pit fruit peel. Currently a clear case for the carafe and the big glasses.
In the nose with biting grip and finely woven phenolic corset. Taut on the palate, the acid arc coated by creamy mineral melting and garnished with delicate saltiness. Fruit is not a big issue with this structural experience that currently appears as if wrapped in clouds and holds potential for many years of bottle aging.
Food recommendations by Sebastian Bordthäuser:
- Goat cheese with salty pine nut honey (vegetarian)
- Pears, beans and pike
(Fish, Vegetables & Vegetarian, Legumes, Fruits & Nuts)
- Poularde with parsley roots and quinces from the oven
(Poultry, Vegetable & Vegetarian)
Winery Clemens Busch, Kirchstrasse 37, 56862 Pünderich / Germany, organic certificate: DE-ÖKO-039