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Clemens Busch, 'Vom Roten Schiefer' Riesling Trocken 2019
Germany / White

Clemens Busch, 'Vom Roten Schiefer' Riesling Trocken 2019

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”From red slate,” sourced from the same site that supplies Clemens’ GG wine on red slate, namely the Rothenpfad. The red slate works its magic here, and in contrast to the precise, minimalist Vom Grauen Schiefer, this wine is more expansive, perfumed and glossier with more rounded edges.

Location is crucial to mention here. Pünderich lies essentially at the dividing line between the Middle and Lower Mosel, the wilder and more remote northern section of the Mosel river system. The geology here is unique, based on a volcanic formation hundreds of millions of years old, manifested in a long, undulating cliff face that is nothing short of epic. The three main colors of slate (blue, red and grey) are all found here, dominating different parcels along the slopes across the river from the village.

Most of the wines at the Busch estate are vinified dry, and they are rich, complex and often powerful. They age very beautifully, gaining in complexity and texture. However, the sweet and noble sweet wines from the estate are also impressive, ranking among the finest wines made anywhere on the Mosel.

It is important to note there are not a lot of committed "natural" winemakers in Germany in the sense that we know it from France and elsewhere; Busch is considered by many to be THE master interpreter of that philosophy in Germany.

Country
Germany
Sub-Region
Pundericher Marienburg
Region
Mosel
Varieties
Riesling
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Red slate
Winemaking
Vinified and aged in large oak barrels. Stainless steel tanks are also used for vintages with exceptionally high yields. Malolactic fermentation only occurs in years with high ripeness and PH. Maximum free sulphur at bottling of 30 mg/ltr.