There is an unusually good selection of dry German Riesling at the BCLDB stores these days. This first growth single vineyard from one of the Nahe’s leading estates just arrived on shelves at a very fair price.
Old School, Fruit Driven Riesling
Kruger-Rumpf is one of those old-school German wineries founded centuries ago – 1790 to be exact – and that has recently seen a resurgence of quality in the early 1980’s, thanks to Stefan Rumpf. The Domaine is in the town of Munster, which lies at the intersection of the Rhein and Nahe rivers.
The Pittersberg vineyard is planted on a south facing slope in schist soils. The vineyard is warm and dry and protected by the winds that traverse the Nahe river.
Fermentations are short and spontaneous with indigenous yeasts. The wine is raised in 50% stainless, 50% in large oak barrel.
For a personal take on the winery, I highly recommend this interview over at The Wine Rambler.
The wine itself is superb, and highly aromatic, with pineapple, steely grapefruit, and lime. The same fruits dominate on the absolutely delicious palate of this full-bodied, dry but potent and actually quite fruity wine. There is breadth, depth and zip to this Großes Gewächs without overt, overly bright acids. I absolutely love this wine – it’s totally my kind of Riesling
Excellent and Highly Recommended Value
$48 at BCLDB