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Immich-Batterieberg Enkircher Batterieberg Riesling

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

This is a surprisingly rich, ripe riesling out of the Mosel in Germany, and the 12% alc is higher than usual, but that's vintage for you. However, it is such a lovely drink, you'll be reaching for a second glass in no time. Aromas of citrus, honey and stone fruits rise from the glass, whilst the palate is essentially dry in style, but there is a touch of sweetness that softens the impact of the acidity, leading to a tidy, poised, vibrant finish.

Winemaker's Notes

A tangy, dry example of a plump riesling. Notes of eucalyptus come across the palate dominated by apricot peel and mountain flowers, opening to hints of quince. Blue slate is unmistakable on this exceedingly complex wine. Batterieberg is the best-known of Enkirch’s vineyards and a monopole of Immich-Batterieberg. Its name—which means “demoltion hill”—is a tribute to the dynamite used, in the 19th century, to blast a rocky outcropping, leaving a vineyard in its wake. Today the vines are old and ungrafted, and the wine, aged in a combination of tank and cask, is powerfully structured.

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