Wine of the Day

2011KrugerRumpfGG2011 Weingut Kruger-Rumpf, Riesling “Pittersberg” Grosses Gewachs, Nahe, Germany.
Georg Rumpf is making some fine wines, and while slightly under the radar, these are wines to find and covet. The Kruger-Rumpf wines show class and intensity with pure focus and terroir shinning through, especially this remarkable and fascinating 2011 Pittersberg Grosses Gewachs which is truly a Grand Cru dry Riesling. This intriguing wine has depth, character and powerful force with gripping acidity to go with loads of extract making for a long lived wine and it has sublime balance. The nose starts with stoney minerals, salty spices, white flowers and lemony notes which lead to a palate of peach, lime, tropical essences, apple and apricot fruits with a umami edge and sea/brine earthy touch leaving a mouthwatering feel. The mineral and slate notes run from start to finish and the grapefruit citrus lingers on the lip smacking aftertaste. Look for a creamy richness to come over time and lots of rewards for patience with this stunning wine.
($42 Est.) 94+ Points, grapelive