Riesling (alter-) Native 2016-Weingut Clemens-Busch-Glinda

Riesling (alter-) Native 2016

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COUNTRY
Germany
GRAPE
Riesling
IMPORTER
Louis-Dressner
SIZE
750ml
WINE TYPE
Skin-Contact

Riesling with extended skin-maceration time can sometimes lose its footing, falling into the spectrum of 'cidery'. And of course there's a place for that, but it's very exciting to find wines that still hold onto the acidity and balance of fruit and minerality. Clemens has hit this note, with the 2016 vintage of the (alter) Native—we see extended skin maceration and the wine spends 15 months sur lie in large old German oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Decant for at least a half hour to fully enjoy the subtle texture with notes of burnished peach, yellow apple, white blossom, balanced by juicy nectarine, green herbs and vibrant tangerine acidity. -CHambers St