Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Auslese 2018
2018 Günther Steinmetz • Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Auslese (Gold Capsule)
Picked at 114° Oechsle and with partly raisined (but healthy) grapes, the 2018 Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Auslese (Gold Capsule) is lemon-fresh and coolish on the pure, elegant, slightly flinty nose. Lush and piquant on the palate, with precise, linear acidity cutting through the sweet, lush fruit, this is an elegant and refined Auslese with a long, salty-piquant finish. Still nervous (or nervy), this is a promising and digestible Riesling with lush stone fruit flavors on the aromatic finish. Very long and stimulating though still pretty sweet (121 grams of residual sugar). Bottled in late February 2019; tasted in March 2019.