Clemens Busch Marienburg Fahrlay Terassen GG 2016

Clemens Busch is an extremist producing most beautiful Biodynamic Grosses Gewächs- Grand Cru Riesling in Mosel. The wine from Marienburg Fahrlay is full bodied, sublime and charming. Sweet orange, passion fruit flavours balanced by intense, salty and stony minerality coming from blue slate, hard rock structure of Fahrlay vineyards. A very exciting, unique and great white wine. In 2016 Clemens Busch's Marienburg Fahrlay was one of the best wines in Mosel.

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DETAILS
Type: White Producer: Clemens Busch Appellation: Marienburg, Fahrlay Grosses Gewachs Vintage: 2016 Riesling Country: Germany Region: Mosel Style: Green and flinty Alcohol: 12% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

(€60 / litre)


Reviews

96 points Wine Advocate
From almost 100-year-old vines on blue slate and macerated for about 18 hours, the 2016 Pündericher Marienburg Riesling GG "Fahrlay Terrassen" shows a clear, fresh and very precise nose of crushed, weathered, smooth slate plates. Full-bodied and lush, with very fine tannins and lingering salinity, this is a generous and super ripe Riesling from an old, steep, terraced vineyard. The finish is super long and complex but sensual, rich and very fine, everything at the same time. This is impressive in its concentration, finesse and ripeness. Bottled in January; tasted in February 2018. Just 12% alcohol.