2016 Rudolf Trossen Madonna Purus Riesling Trocken

Unique, idiosyncratic natural Riesling out of Mosel. Something wild and out of the ordinary here but great drinking.

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Here's a unique take on Riesling out of the Mosel.

Rudi Trossen bases his philosophy around a holistic approach to organic farming and winemaking. He and his wife Rita treat their vineyards like a garden. They are wild but tended with care.

His hands-on approach in the vineyard but hands-off approach in the cellar creates singular expressions of Riesling out of Mosel that look like no other.

This is a wildly delicious, textural Riesling with an attitude. A completely original and highly engaging thing to drink, however, if you're a traditionalist you may want to look elsewhere for your Mosel fix.

The peculiarity of a good wine is characterized by grape variety and vintage, sun and moon, wind and weather, soil type and slope slope and the devotedly nurturing wine hand: New German "terroir." To preserve this originality, we renounce all unnecessary interventions, the By careful hand-picking, gentle pressing and slow fermentation, preferably with natural yeasts in small containers, we complete the production of our wines so that one can perceive the place of their origin, so the vineyard in a certain way makes it, if it succeeds, unmistakable and unique.

Inspired by sommeliers and experienced wine lovers, we have gradually gained access to the world of "vins naturell". In 2010 we bottled a Riesling without intervention for the first time: nothing added, nothing taken away, no additives and no filtration. Without the stabilizing agent sulfur, the Riesling develops completely different in smell and taste than usual and reveals previously undiscovered depths and finesse.

We leave the wines on the lees for a very long time and wait until all biological processes have faded and then hand-fill the wines into champagne bottles and close them with a bottle cap to preserve the natural carbon dioxide. So protected against premature oxidation, the wines can be stored for quite a long time.

94 Points - "Has the sniff and touch of lemon-doused barley sugar water, a childhood throw back with an adult-like zing of acidity and undertow of briny minerality. Perfume is voluminous, a posy of wild flowers and honey joining that gently sweet pull of citrus and softened grain. Juiciness makes the drinking easy, the length undoubtedly there in the stain of light honeyed character and oatmeal that finishes the wine. Mosel riesling? Well, it's an entirely different path, but the journey is worth it." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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