Stein 2018 'Blauschiefer' Riesling Trocken (Dry), Mosel

Stein 2018 'Blauschiefer' Riesling Trocken (Dry), Mosel

Item Number: 13392

UPC: None

Country: Germany
Region: Mosel
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Slate

Vineyard Notes: Vines are up to 80 years old and ungrafted. The vines are grown on steep slate sites, mostly from the St. Aldegunder Himmelreich. The vines are incredibly difficult to work. Because no one wants to put in the hard labor, the land is super inexpensive, and thus the wine is too!

Tasting Notes: To stein, lightness and cut are hallmark traits of the Mosel – Blauschiefer is bone dry, razor sharp, low in alcohol and imminently refreshing, while having intense minerality from the old vines. No where else on Earth is capable of producing wines this complex, this ripe, this intensely mineral, yet this light and airy.

2018 Vintage Notes: "Ulli Stein's wines have more body than usual in 2018, but still retain great elegance and cut. The success of Ulli Stein's 2018 collection should not make one oversee its gorgeous releases from the 2017 vintage. Ulli Stein likes the openness and early appeal of his 2018 wines: 'My customers love the vintage. it is open for business and quite easy to understand.'" - Mosel Fine Wines 10/2019

Reviews

  • Mosel Fine Wines
    Rating: 88 (6/28/2019)

    The 2018er Riesling Trocken Blauschiefer AP 04 comes from Estate holdings in the St. Aldegunder Himmelreich and Palmberg-Terrassen. The wine offers a beautiful nose of pear, white peach, chalky minerals and a hint of whipped cream. It is superbly playful and light-footed on the palate and leaves a gorgeous feel of fruits and spices. The finish is mouth-watering, surprisingly zesty for 2018 and quite persistent. 2021-2028