Rudolf Trossen Madonna ‘Purus’ Riesling Trocken 2018




Rudolf’s early years working the family vines, spraying with chemicals & fertilizers, led to a  realisation that there had to be another way. A book by Rudolf Steiner (the founder of the biodynamic approach to viticulture), marked the beginning of over 40 years in biodynamic viticulture for the Trossen wines. The purity, minerality and energy seem to reflect the abundance of life both above & below the soils in his vineyards.

The Purus wines are natural, the others have tiny additions of sulphur (still qualifying for biodynamic status), to avoid losing the vineyard expression in the glass.

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About This Wine...


Grapes are hand harvested and whole bunches are fermented in 350-liter stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast. The tanks are cooled by ambient air and fermentation takes place over about 8 months. The wine ages for about 11 months and is bottled without fining or filtration and zero sulphur is added.

Has a huge, honeyed nose, but totally dry on the palate. Great concentration and length.

“Has the sniff and touch of lemon-doused barley sugar water, a childhood throw back with an adult-like zing of acidity and undertow of briny minerality. Perfume is voluminous, a posy of wild flowers and honey joining that gently sweet pull of citrus and softened grain. Juiciness makes the drinking easy, the length undoubtedly there in the stain of light honeyed character and oatmeal that finishes the wine. Mosel riesling? Well, it’s an entirely different path, but the journey is worth it.”

94/100 The Wine Front



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