Thursday, June 6, 2019

Von Winning

2017 Von Winning Estate Riesling Trocken...$17.99
Fascinatingly, I get an attractively tart-edged, chewy impression of Maine blueberries, and the emphasis on sites with chalky underpinnings seems to be mirrored in a juicy yet lees-starched and crushed-stone-suffused finish that exhibits prodigious length for a wine of this price.
Rated 90/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

2017 Von Winning Deidesheimer Paradiesdarten Riesling 1er Lage Trocken...$31.99
Like several other von Winning 2017s, this delivers cress-like cut and Sauvignon-like aromatics – here peppermint and cilantro – on top of the hedge flowers and hyacinth I find typical of this site. Firm but generously juicy, the palate bursts with bright lime and delivers an infusion of flowers and herbs. A mouth-shakingly vibrant and refreshing finish barely but delightfully hints at sweetness, and takes a surprisingly GrĂ¼ner Veltliner–like turn in its stimulating persistence of cress and white pepper.
Rated 92/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

2017 Von Winning Ruppertsberger Reireterpfad Riesling 1er Lage Trocken....$31.99
Smoky peppercorn, piquant peach kernel, nose-wrinkling ginger, boxwood and lemon peel as well as a toasty hint of oak make for a formidably forceful and complex nose. Happily, all of those aggressive notes are accompanied on a firm but subtly oily palate by juicy peach flesh and bright Meyer lemon. The finish activates the salivary glands and leaves the palate tingling and glowing in its evocation of salt, pepper, raw ginger and peach kernel. This ball of energy should prove fascinating to follow.
Rated 92/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2017 Von Winning Langenmorgen Riesling Grosses Gewachs...$63.99
Peach kernel as well as toasted nuts and rye are piquantly signaled on the nose, accompanied by pungent green herbs; the gripping palate adds cheek-tugging persimmon. Fortunately, these are joined by an almost pulpy evocation of mirabelleand white peach, to which it seems (the wine being analytically almost bone-dry) as though sheer extract has conveyed a suggestion of sweetness. Iodine and crushed stone add mineral mystery to a profoundly layered, prodigious finish.
Rated 93-94/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

"GG"- Grosse Gewachs
(Great Growths of Germany)
For a wine to be labeled Grosse Gewachs the fruit must come from one of Germany's Grosse Lage Vineyards,a designation used only for Germany's very best vineyard sites - small, carefully demarcated areas with clear site-specific characteristics. Yields on these sites are limited to 50hl/ha. These wines are fermented to dry and represent the finest expression of Dry Riesling coming from Germany.

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