2020 Weiser-Künstler Riesling
Region: Mosel, Germany
Farming: Certified organic
Grape Variety: Riesling
Off-dry, light-bodied white; yuzu salt | Vegetarian bee hoon
This Riesling offers a stunning and pure nose which screams Mosel as beautifully scents of freshly cut flowers, white peach, a dash of whipped cream, a hint of blood orange, and slate emerge from the glass. The wine proves delicately off dry on the delicious and well-balanced palate and leaves a subtly ample feel of ripe fruits, zest of citrusy fruits, slate, and smoke. This is a truly remarkable Estate wine!
Alexandra and Konstantin are both from South Germany, but met in the Mosel where they put down their roots. Konstantin Weiser is originally from Bavaria Swabia; after he trained in wineries throughout Germany and also New Zealand, he is now in charge of the cellars. Alexandra Künstler is originally from Franconia and is now in charge of managing the estate.
They established their winery in 2005, originally under Konstantin's surname. Their trendy owl logo is a reference to the name "Weiser", and the homophone weise meaning "wise" in German. When they started out they vinified fruit from their 1.8 hectares in Enkircher Ellergrub in cellar space leased from friend and neighbour Daniel Vollenweider (whose wines we are also honoured to import to Singapore!). Since then, they have purchased a pretty 19th century house directly across the river from Daniel in Traben-Trabach, and vinify on site.
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