Wine of the Day

2011KRMunsterer2011 Weingut Kruger-Rumpf, Riesling “Munsterer Pittersberg” Trocken, Nahe, Germany.
This pure expression of place and grape is strikingly focused and beautifully detailed from start to finish, this is an outstanding effort from Georg Rumpf and his team. The 2011 Munsterer Pittersberg is a Riesling of amazing quality and terroir that is almost as exciting as the Grosses Gewachs making this an incredible value in dry Riesling and one I’d certainly search out for personal use. 2011 made for a great canvas for Rumpf and he delivered sublime wines throughout his lineup from top to bottom, especially this impeccable Munsterer Pittersberg Trocken with it’s dynamic energy and glorious Nahe character. While bracing and crisp, this intense wine shows a creamy roundness on the palate and has a lengthly finish along with interesting savory notes. White flowers, tropical essence and stony mineral notes lead the way while the palate reveals tangy peach, apple and bright lime notes with orange and nectarine adding to the zest layers that show plenty of extract, dusty chalk and a smoky flinty element. Drink now and for the next 5 years or more, this is the real deal in dry Riesling and a fine value.
($26 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive