2017 Rudolf Trossen Madonna Purus Riesling

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Unique, idiosyncratic natural Riesling out of Mosel. Wild, extraordinary but very approachable.

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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 single-vineyard 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.

Inspired by sommeliers and experienced wine lovers, we have gradually gained access to the world of "vins naturel". 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.

95 Points - "Idiosyncratic, fascinating, outstanding and thrilling expressions from Mosel, Rudi Trossen marches to his own beat. The vineyards are excellent and tended organically, the wines, particularly under this ‘Purus’ label, see no additions including no sulphur. There are always so many dimensions to Trossen wines. This wine is born from a steep, slaty slope more or less across the river and opposite Trossen’s cellar.

It’s got width yet tension, succulence and freshness, a gummy feel to the texture but a cut and thrust of acidity to close. Shut your eyes and sniff and you’re in the territory of butterscotch and sour lemon lollies with a whiff of something flinty in the mix. Flavours are more classic, albeit ripe, so you get lemon curd instead of lemon juice, dried apple and cloudy apple juice instead of the bite of fresh fruit, though a sense of minerality and an undertow of saline acidity are all there. It’s wonderful drinking all up – a tour de force from the variety and producer. - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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