2014 Rausch Riesling Großes Gewächs
AP. No.: 13-15
Soil: Devonian slate and diabase
Harvest Method: 100% hand-picked
Origin of Grapes: 100% estate grown
Vinification: 100% in neutral Fuder barrels
Grace and elegance define this “grand cru” from one of the Saar's most prized vineyards. Fresh and delicate citrus aromas open to reveal a palate of sultry spice and steely minerality locked in a fierce struggle for precious stage time. In a surprising plot twist, the vintage's slightly softer acidity plays a supporting yet nonetheless vital role in the overall production. While the full scope of this GG's charms will come with time, the peek behind the velvet curtain right now assures me that this is only the beginning of a long and beautiful relationship.
Famed veterinarian James Herriot loved “All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small...” This wine especially loves those that swim or crawl. We recommend sushi (watch the wasabi!), sashimi or seared scallops.
Alcohol: 11.5% vol
Residual Sugar: 7.9 g/l
Total Acidity: 7.5 g/l
Mosel Fine Wines: 92 Punkte
MoselFineWines: An initial whiff of smoke gives way to pineapple, grapefruit, baked apple, brown sugar, ginger and cardamom. The wine is as light as water at first.
With airing, it develops a touch of cream on the mid-palate which adds some depth to this complex, intensely spicy wine. A satisfying under-toned
feel of power comes through in the finish despite a “mere” 11.5% of alcohol. This is a superb effort! 2016-2022