Rudolf Trossen ‘Schieferblume’ Riesling 2018

26.95

 

Riesling

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.

Schieferblume means “Flower of the Slate” and is a blend from 4 different Riesling 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.

White Wine

Germany

About This Wine...

 

“Schieferblume is a blend of several parcels and can be considered the entry-level wine of the estate. As often found to be the case with natural wines, the first nose does not give away a lot. I got sour apples, which got the company of lime and stone fruit on the second day when the wine had finally opened up. The palate shows a striking minerality but without the typical acidity that you would expect in a more traditional Mosel wine. There is freshness and purity, but it is not driving the wine. This gives it a certain mellowness, which is compensated by the limey sensation as well as the minerality that continues in the finish. There is a bit of an austere streak that may take some time getting used to but it is a great introduction to natural Riesling.”   The Wine Analyst.

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