Grapelive: Wine of the Day June 24, 2015

2014DielRose2014 Schlossgut Diel, Rose de Diel, Spatburgunder, Nahe, Germany.
One of the stars of the vintage, the Schlossgut Diel’s Rose of Pinot Noir is lovely with aromatics, mineral spice, vigorous acidity and with layered and lengthy fruit. This classy and vibrant Rose de Diel starts out with it’s pretty salmon and pink color and enticing perfume with rose water, lavender oil and citrus which guides you to a vivid palate of faint strawberry, tart cherry and watermelon along with a core of steely citrus and unripe stone fruit. There is great finesse, lift and detail here making the Diel Spatburgunder Rose a winner and one of Germany’s top pink wines, in the background subtle flint, shale and river stones add complexity and there is a delicate herb, saline and tea spice as well, this is a gorgeous effort and should drink nicely for more than a year, and it is a savvy summer sipper, drink between 2015 and 2017, and don’t forget to score some of the Rieslings from this address, I found the Kabinett level 2014’s to be a huge success and family priced, but the Rose is stunning and a must try version!
($28 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive