The Abtsberg vineyard is one of the oldest in the region, having been planted with vines for more than 1000 years. With its extremely steep terrain (up to 70% grade) and particular exposition and soils (made of blue Devonian slate), the Abtsberg vineyard produces finely structured and fruity Rieslings.
Quite reductive at first, this only gradually offers fresh and cool notes of gooseberry, smoke, cassis, flowers, mint and white peach. The wine is then, almost surprisingly, playful and fruity on the palate with juicy notes of yellow peach, tangerine and spices. It remains focused and pure in the very long and zippy dry finish. This wine is still hugely primary at this early stage, as Abtsberg wines often are, and it will need a couple of years of bottle aging to reveal its full potential. It should then prove a smashing piece of dry Ruwer Riesling made in an ethereally but no less satisfying style. 2021-2036. 93 points. MFW