2018 Ayler Kupp Riesling Großes Gewächs

Vintage: 2018
AP. No.: 21-19
Soil: slate
Harvest Method: 100% hand-picked
Origin of Grapes: 100% estate grown
Vinification: 100% in neutral Fuder barrels
Style: dry

Tasting Notes:

The cool citrus sophistication develops a fine floral freshness as it picks up momentum, minerality and a zesty edge. On the elegant palate flavors linger into the serious spice of nutmeg, white pepper, and ginger and a long finish. This dry, complex beauty is balanced and weighty, with more than enough tension and playfulness to keep things suspenseful. A treasure for the cellar -- worth holding onto for 5-15 years.

Serving Suggestions:

The restrained, deep complexity make this GG an ideal complement to Alsatian-inspired minced meat dishes such as ham hock terrine and Museau de Boeuf salad. 

Analysis:

Alcohol: 12.0 % vol
Residual Sugar: 8.4 g/l
Total Acidity:    7.1 g/

Awards and Accolades:

John Gilman : 93 points

Eichelmann: 90 points

Vinum: 90 points

Falstaff: 91 points

Weinwisser: 18/20 points