Here’s an unusual opportunity to taste a ripening, ageworthy rarity in its perfect early maturity, directly from the winegrower’s cellar, in absolutely pristine condition. Jochen Ratzenberger explained that it came from the only tank of St. Jost Riesling Spätlese that had ever spontaneously stopped fermenting before it became completely dry.
In a well-shaped glass, the wine has a deeply saturated lemon-gold color, with flashes of lime-green just at the edge. Aromas of white peaches, ripe honeydew, pink grapefruit, and kaffir lime move in and out of the foreground, alternating with fleeting suggestions of honeycomb, jasmine and almond oil.
On the palate, the wine has a rich, opulent texture, with concentrated citric and stone fruit flavors that echo the nose, all commingled with piquant, juicy seashell salinity.
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