2014VonWinningTrocken2014 Weingut Von Winning, Riesling Trocken Estate, Deidesheim Pfalz, Grermany.
The basic Von Winning Trocken is one of the best kept secrets in the wine world, this intense un-adorned pure Riesling is a killer wine with power, tangy freshness and Von Winning class, you’ll want to stock up on this wine, especially the highly charming 2014. While the Cru wines here are utterly awe inspiring and among the finest wines from Germany, this Estate Trocken has a more more raw and vibrant personality with tangy/bitter stone fruit, vivacious citrus and steely Chablis like minerality leaning on zesty lime, spiced pear, hints of chalky earth, river stones, green melon, mango and white tea. This is saline rich and almost violently dry, but oh so good with plenty of extract and inner perfume with wild roses, white flowers and lemon oil adding to the complexity in this brisk white. For those looking for a bit of sugar or creaminess, this is not your wine, this wine is really Trocken and hits like an electric fence! For a bit more fruity you should check out Von Winning’s slightly off dry “Winnings” Riesling, also a stunning value with a softer impression, but those that dig on serve with love this Estate Trocken, it is so bright and vivid, I almost crave it, a must have for summer. The Von Winning estate Trocken is a great starting point to understanding the dry style Rieslings and is the entry into the glorious world of Pfalz sandstone terroir!
($20 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive

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