In fragrance very expressive and floral. There’s some nutmeg and flesh of grapes, very typical for this variety. On the palate showing beautifully the tannin structure of a natural wine without being harsh. The wine is slim but not thin. Due to the moderate alcohol level it provides lots of drinking pleasure! In sum a very balanced natural wine, which will also be a welcome addition to beginners of this type of wine!
“The golden yellow 2016 Muskateller mit Achtung is a terrific white that was fermented spontaneously on the skins for four weeks in oak barrels and aged on the full lees for seven months before it was bottled unfiltered in April 2017. This intense, ripe and fresh Muscat is just beautiful with its coolish, precise expression. With discreet rose petal, sesame and fennel blossom/seed aromas on the nose, this is an intense, round and mouth-filling Muscat with ripe but refreshing acidity and super fine but grippy tannins. Gorgeously structured, salty-mineral and tensioned, this medium-bodied wine weighs in with just 11.5% alcohol. It is a fabulous, stimulating food wine with lovely grip and spiciness. Try fennel and sesame with it.” – Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker.
Furore & rotWEISSrot: 16.5 points, Robert Parker 92 points, A la Carte 93 points
Mash: destemmed, whole berries
Fermentation: mash fermentation, spontaneous in oak casks (whole berries) for 4 week by 25°
Aging: in oak casks, 7 months on full lees
Serving temperature: 14° - 16°C
Residual sugar: 1,5 g/l
Acidity: 4,3 g/l