2019 Kruger Rumpf Abtei '1937' Riesling Erstes Gewachs TrockenRiesling from Germany
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The Kruger-Rumpf estate is located in Münster-Sarmsheim, a small village on the western side of the Nahe River, in the most northern section of this region. Kruger-Rumpf’s hold...
- 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This super mineral and super elegant dry riesling has a stunning balance, but is only just beginning to open up. Golden aromas, but no hint of opulence or overripeness. Long, graceful finish. From vines planted in 1937. Drink or hold."
The Kruger-Rumpf estate is located in Münster-Sarmsheim, a small village on the western side of the Nahe River, in the most northern section of this region. Kruger-Rumpf’s holdings represent some of the greatest terroirs in the region with south-facing exposures and classic Nahe soil compositions, though each is uniquely arranged.
Abtei Rupersberg is a south facing site in Bingerbrück in Rupertsburg, the most northern, south facing site in the Nahe. It’s the same exposition as the Rheingau and quite steep. Soils here are a very particular kind of metamorphic rock called Phyllite, which is basically mica inflected slate. This soil is also present in Rauenthal in the Rheingau. Part of the vineyard was planted in 1937 and this is the section that the EL wine comes from. The rest is declassed into a wine named for the soil type.
The name Abtei came from the Abbey of Hilldegard vom Bingen, a really amazing personality in the 11th/12th century. The Abbey moved across the Rhein and today is the abbey that sits upon the Rüdeheimer Klosterlay. She is often sited as the person that Steiner stole his ideas from. “If she wasn't a Saint, she would have been burned at the stake” is what’s often said.
96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey|
|Nose||petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach|