2015DielRose2015 Schlossgut Diel, Rose de Diel, Nahe Germany.
The Diel Rose de Diel, Rose of Pinot Noir, is a beautiful pink wine that is dry and mineral crisp with wonderful bright flavors and surprising depth, in fact all these 2015 vintage Schlossgut Diel offerings are stunning. Caroline Diel’s latest set of wines show gorgeous detail, life and extract with her dry Rieslings really standing out, but don’t miss a chance to try her Pinot Noir red and this Rose. This Nahe estate is one of the regions best and they have long focused on drier style wines, it has a great sense of place with a unique mix of soils to work with that includes spicy slate, gravel, clay and quartz that gives plenty of ripe character along with mineral essences that lends elegance and length to these wines. The 2015 Rose de Diel is lovely with a start that shows liquid roses, pink citrus, sour cherry and distilled strawberry along with wet stones, flinty spice, fine sweet herbs and hints of blueberry and tart plum. While flavor filled this Rose is vivid, vibrant and crisply delicate and hauntingly lingering, this is one of my personal favorites of the season, those that have been long time Diel fans will find the 2015 Rose de Diel a very special expression, those that have never tried Diel will want to find this rare offering! Other wines to look for by Diel include the “Caroline” Pinot Noir 2013, all the Trocken Rieslings, especially the Pittermannchen Grosses Gewachs and the Dorsheim Trocken, as well as the more fruity Feinherb “Von der Nahe” a special cuvee requested by Terry Theise. Also, 2015 Kabinett, Spatlese and Auslese offerings fro Schlossgut Diel should not be missed, they will gain from years in not decades of cellaring! For sooner joy, get this Rose de Diel and drink it over the next year or so, it is a great example of German Rose.
($28 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive

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