Wittmann Morstein Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2015 (Magnum)
The grand cru Morstein site is situated on the south-facing slope that stretches from Gundersheim to Westhofen. The subsoil consists of massive limestone rocks. The first documented mention of the site dates from 1282. Today, Wittmann owns about 4 ha (10 acres) in the best (southeastern exposure) parcel of this vineyard. The upper layer of soil is primarily heavy clayish marl interspersed with limestone. The subsoil is also heavy and marked by layers of limestone that help circulate water. This ensures that the vines are well supplied with nutrients and minerals, and may account for the mineral character of the Morstein wines.
The Wine Front – GG vineyard, 2.2 grams residual. Haze of honeycomb, ginger, ripe citrus. Good perfume. Slippery-textured in the palate, honeyed, ripe limes, juicy, concentrated ‘gras’ fatty feel, tight tangy acidity and finishes creamy and assertive. Has quite the sense of depth, and the play of texture is quite something.
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – Subtle flavors of morels and porcini along with lime rind flavors lead to a dense, intense and refreshingly piquant palate. Very pure, mineral, firmly structured and finesse-full. The finish is very persistent and displays lots of limes and chalky flavors in the extremely salty finish. Great potential. 94-95 points.
In a mixed or straight case: $237.49