2008 Blees Ferber Riesling Auslese Piesporter Gartchen (500ml)

Hello friends. We were recently offered a nice price drop on an Auslese that’s just beginning to hit its stride, so let’s turn it around for a quick offering today:

Wine Spectator (Bruce Sanderson): “($33/500ml); [REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 93pts.”

I did buy up the entire parcel, so this is already in the warehouse. It’s from Stefan Blees, a young up-and-comer in the middle Mosel. His family estate includes the Piesporter Gartchen vineyard, a small site completely surrounded by the better-known Piesporter Goldtropfchen. Piesport sits in a stunning location on the Mosel (see here), at the top of an S-curve with extremely steep, south-facing slopes. This is about as scenic as wine country gets.

I fell for this wine on its aromatics before anything else. With a nose full of earth and petrol, this is funky Riesling indeed. The palate combines mango lassi, rocky/slatey mineral notes, and a pine-fresh character. It all hums along on a 7%-alc frame, full of sweet, plump fruit and soft acid. I could down a whole bottle of this (it’s only 500ml!) with Friday night Chinese takeout and not ruffle an eyelash. For those of you less impulsive, this promises to age in all manner of interesting directions.

Please limit order requests to 6 bottles, and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The wine is in the warehouse and ready for immediate pickup or shipping during the spring shipping window.

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