TESCH Riesling

Notes

Nahe producer Martin Tesch took his estate out of the VDP a few years back, but he does make single-vineyard dry Rieslings that are on a level with the Grosses Gewächs wines from VDP producers. I had a chance to sample five of the six individual vineyards and also the Unplugged Riesling, the basic dry Riesling that put the estate on its current path:
RIESLING UNPLUGGED 2018 trocken
Unplugged refers to musicians playing without electric amplification so that the listener gets the most pure version. It is Tesch’s basic Riesling and a very, very good one. You’d never guess that this wine was a from a vintage often characterized by its heat and resulting wines of high alcohol and low acidity. The wine is light as a feather with precise peach skin aromas and flavors, and overall freshness. Outstanding balance and intensity. 12.0% stated alcohol. Last digits of A.P. Nr.: 08 19. 91/A- THE FINE WINE REVIEW | Claude Kolm

Stephan Reinhardt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
„Die klaren 2018er Rieslinge von Martin Tesch vom Weingut Tesch an der Nahe sind vor dem Hintergrund des heißen Jahrgangs spektakulär kühle, geradlinige Weine im Bauhausstil.“

LÖHRER BERG 2018 Riesling trocken, jancisrobinson.com
This means empty mountain. 40-year-old vines on this loamy, gravel-rich site that is particularly fertile. Green juicy apple flavours – bring on the Granny Smiths. Such gorgeous fruit in the middle. Juicy indeed. Neither subtle nor restrained, this should provide early fruity pleasure and more grainy-textured delight in years to come. Very well-judged fruit/acid balance. 12.5% | Drink 2019 – 2025 | 16.5 jr

KRONE 2018 Riesling trocken, jancisrobinson.com
A loess and sandstone south-east-facing slope exposed to considerable wind.
Martin Tesch describes the wine as having ‚a somewhat edgy disposition‘ in his glamorous tasting booklet but actually on the nose it smells particularly settled. Beautifully balanced ripe Riesling fruit on the nose and almost exhibitionistically fruity on the palate. There is certainly structure here. Lots to chew on the end in fact, so perhaps wait awhile before broaching this particularly persistent wine. 12.5% | Drink 2020 – 2027 | 16.5+ jr

Thomas Rydberg, Ekstra Bladet
Tyske Dr. Martin Tesch er for vild. Og kvalitetsfanatikeren bag en perlerække af Nahe-regionens højst anmeldte Riesling-hvidvine mestrer selvfølgelig også Pinot Noir.
I Tyskland siger de Spätburgunder, men pyt med det, for druen er den samme. Og Martins Spätburgunder Rosé – Mein Gott! – er så frisk og parfumeret jordbærsaftig, at det ene glas tager det andet, før du ved af det. | 90/100

Flot laksefarvet. Næsen er en uimodståelig ”frugtcocktail” af roser, jordbær, hindbær, ribs og kirsebær. Med diskret Pinot-krydderi, skovbund og mineralitet. I munden tør og herlig bærfrugtig med Tesch-typisk friskhed. Mundrensende mineralsk finish – ausgezeichnet! Drik nu eller gem 3-4 år fra høståret.

„Masser af jordbær i duften. Syrlig og frisk i udtrykket med ribs, rabarber og blomster i smagen. Flot intensitet og balance. En spændende rosé. GODT KØB“ (vurderet ved 120 kr.)

ST. REMIGIUSBERG 2017 Riesling trocken, Wine Enthusiast – Editors’ Choice
“Bright tangerine and white-blossom aromas abound in this fresh and fruity, yet impressive dry wine. White-grapefruit and lime flavors are concentrated and pleasantly puckering on the palate, offset by a silky rippling mouthfeel and crisp mineral tones. It is an elegant, substantial wine” | 93/100

★★★★★ GASTRO, Rene Langdahl Jørgensen
„Martin Teschs vine er nu endelig i landet! Han intro-riesling kaldet Unplugged er modig tør, vi taler knastør på tungen og hylende syrlig – det virker kun, når druerne samtidig er fysiologisk modne. Her er det materiale fra flere af Teschs topmarker omkring Langenlonsheim … Den er fuld af hvid fersken, dryppet med limeessens og agerer skarpt, præcist, dansant og nemt forståeligt, men som sagt: du skal ikke frygte syre. Så er du advaret – vi andre nyder den i baljevis til sommer“

KÖNIGSSCHILD 2017 Riesling trocken, Wine Enthusiast
“Whispers of smoke and crushed mineral lend nuance to bristling lemon and lime flavors in this dry, yet lusciously textured Riesling. Its fruit profile is fresh and forward yet it’s a steely, vibrantly mineral wine too.” | 92/100

RIESLING UNPLUGGED 2017 trocken, jamessuckling.com
Tonnenweise Apfel, Zitrone und Stachelbeere. Glatt und sehr knackig schreit dieser jugendliche trockene Riesling nach Meeresfrüchten. | 90/100

KARTHÄUSER 2016 Riesling trocken, robertparker.com
Tropische Fruchtaromen mit präzisen mineralischen und pflanzlichen Aromen gepaart mit einer hellen, feinen und vielschichtigen Nase – faszinierend! Ein hocheleganter und komplexer Riesling mit einer feinen, aber dichten Struktur und einem puren, langen und anregenden Abgang. | 92/100

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4,7 / 5,0