2013 Weingut Burg Ravensburg, Riesling, Trocken, Baden Kraichgau Germany.
Baden, know for it’s Spas, healing waters and tranquility is also an ancient and renown wine area with old vine Riesling, Pinot Noir and Silvaner being some of the main grapes here. Weingut Burg Ravensburg has been making quality wines since 1251 and in recent years upped their game, especially in the dry wines like this Riesling Trocken. The 2013 vintage was short on crop size, but the wines are quite lovely and pure and this Burg Ravensburg Riesling Trocken has crisp green apple, white peach, lime and tangerine fruits, loamy earth, spices and crystal/mineral essences with hints of salt, gravel, verbena and tropical notes. This is a tight and pleasing example of region and varietal, perfect for summer, drink over the next year or so, though it can easy age 3 to 5 years, enjoy!
($20 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive
avail at www.sfwtc.com ($17.95)