Weingut Knebel "Rottgen" Riesling Kabinett 2015 - 91 Vinous

Weingut Knebel "Rottgen" Riesling Kabinett 2015 - 91 Vinous

Vinous Media 91
There was a lot of this (two fuders’ worth) by estate standards, and that’s a wonderful thing considering how it turned out. Allowed to ferment to 10 percent alcohol so that the remaining 35 grams of residual sugar are supportive without being excessive, this buoyant bottling features sweet lime, honeydew melon, kiwi and Bosc pear infused with region-typical cooling mint and fennel. Polished in feel, it finishes with caressing persistence, an undertone of raw almond complementing the dominant fruit and herbs.

The Knebel family has been growing grapes in the village of Winningen since 1643 but the current incarnation of this estate is relatively young having been established by Rheinhard and Beate Knebel in 1990. Now led by their son, 34 year-old dynamo Matthias, the Knebel name has become synonymous with the revolution of quality winemaking in Germany over the last 15 or 20 years. Today, Matthias is working 6.5 hectares of vines in some of the steepest, most foreboding terraces in the world of viticultural. In Winningen, nearly every terrace has its own terroir, influenced by the high variation of soil types and varying microclimates. Here, the estate is focused on 4 distinctive parcels: Hamm which is herbal and spicy, what is concentrated and elegant, Rottgen: fruity and forceful and Uhlen, the definition of minerality. These sites are legendary among lovers of steep slope riesling and Matthias Knebel is producing resonant and vibrant wines from each of these unique terroirs.

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