2019 Clemens Busch Marienburg Grosses Gewachs Rothenpfad Riesling

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If you worship at the altar of great Riesling, you'll want to put your hands together for this insanely great Mosel release.

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The Rothenpfad plot within the greater Marienburg vineyard is slightly higher up the slope, above the railway viaduct. It's full of red slate, giving the wines incredibly acidity and a distinct spicy character.

It's got a mountain stream, alpine feel, with the fruit spectrum staying on the lemon, lime and grapefruit side, rather than on the tropical.It's an astonishingly crisp, clear, crystalline wine with decades ahead of it in the cellar.

One of the best Rieslings you could ever put your hands on.

On historic vineyard maps, this section of the vineyard, above the Pünderich viaduct, is referenced with the highest rating. The red slate that dominates here offers the wines an herbaceous, spicy note, which, with a little residual sugar, comes into even greater focus. In hot years, the south-east orientation is superior to the south-facing.

96 Points - "Penetrating herbal freshness and a stunning combination of vibrancy and mineral intensity make this a very exciting wine already, the long finish as clear as a mountain stream. Great potential. From organically grown grapes with Fair’n Green certification. Drink or hold." - Stuart Pigott(JamesSuckling.com)

97 Points - "This opens with a gorgeous sense of herbal savouriness that blends into the savoury stoniness. Crushed yarrow and potentilla not only play on the nose but also seem to give savour to the salty, concentrated palate. That saltiness is utterly mouth-watering and appetizing, flowing, smooth but oh so stony and herbal. Over the years, bio-pioneer Busch really has forged his very own style from this rhyolite site. The fact that it gets more morning than afternoon sun preserves those gorgeous aromatics in warm vintages like these. A glorious wine." - Anne Krebiehl, MW (Decanter)

Clemens Busch

Clemens Busch is the fifth generation of Busch men to farm their family's vineyards along the Mosel.

The man is an iconoclast, a renegade, and arguably the best 'natural' producer of fine wines in the region.

A man well ahead of the curve, Clemens began converting his vineyards to organics in 1984. He now has each site certified biodynamic and is producing powerful Rieslings with no additions save the minimum amount of effective sulphur.

Stunning vineyard landscape - Mosel, Germany Clemens Busch

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