Hexamer, Schlossböckelheimer In den Felsen ‘Porphyr’ Riesling Feinherb Nahe 2012

Terry Theise and Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, NY. 

This is AP # 14 13.

From a small 6.5 hectare vineyard, of which Harold Hexamer has a majority 4.5 hectare holding. Schlossböckelheimer In den Felsen, translated ‘In the Rocks’, is quite steep (70 degrees), south-facing, and composed of rocky porphyry.

Emerald. A clean sponti and a telltale nose of struck flint, cumin, and cassis. Seventeen grams of residual sugar is supportive of a palate impression both glossy and lusciously padded for feinherb. Winsome in its interplay of sweet-salt richness and tingling zest-berry-fruit skin tartness. The finish reflects this site correctly in its overt smokiness. Now.

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