2021 Hofgut Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spatlese Feinherb (Palm)
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2021 Hofgut Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spatlese Feinherb (Palm)

$69. 99
$839.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

The Weber family of Hofgut Falkenstein have been making ultra-traditional Rieslings in the Saar district of the Mosel region since the mid-eighties; there they farm about 9 hectares in and around the villages of Niedermennig and Krettnach. Erich, the family winzer (winegrower in german) works alongside his middle son Johannes, who has joined him full-time in the vineyards and cellar in recent years. Ever since there has been more of a focus on Rieslings with residual sugar. The emphasis on their work is in the vineyard, where no pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are employed and cover crops are grown to encourage biodiversity and, when necessary, competition with the vines for water.
Through a straightforward approach to winemaking the Weber craft light, distinctive and racy Rieslings, with well-integrated acidity from low yields and old vines, and bottled traditionally by the cask.

Other Reviews....
The 2021er Niedermennig Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese Feinherb Palm (the reference to this internal cask name is provided in small print on the label after the AP number) comes from different small parcels on the western side of the vineyard and was fermented down to off-dry levels of residual sugar (27 g/l). It offers a superb nose of mirabelle, herbs, white peach, and spices. The wine proves stunningly racy yet creamy on the palate and leaves a stunning feel of wet stone, herbs, anise, peach, and smoky elements. The finish is absolutely stunning and persistent. Drink 2029-2041.
95 points
Jean Fisch & David Rayer - Mosel Fine Wines