2018 Riesling “T” trocken
The 2018 Riesling Trocken is a new wine from Martin Tesch, and it ranks between the more simple Liter bottling and the iconic Riesling Unplugged. Sourced from newer vineyards and labeled in frog green, the 2018 represents Tesch’s Nordic Riesling style perfectly. The nose displays a clear, fresh and straight yet intense and stony-scented bouquet with (green) apple, lemon and herbal (sage) aromas intermixed with a hint of oak, although no oak material has been used here. Clear and elegant on the textured and well-balanced palate, this is a medium-bodied and fruity but fine and linear dry Riesling with nice phenolic structure, good mineral freshness and an aromatic, wellstructured and sustainable finish. The acidity is ripe and perfectly integrated into the riper and juicy fruit. If the Unplugged is too radically lean for your taste, try this one—it’s really excellent and more lush and round but, like the Unplugged, leaves the palate with salivating grip and purity. 13% alcohol. Tasted in August 2019. | Drinking Date 2019-2030.
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