Wittmann Riesling Westhofen Aulerde GG 2017

Wittmann Riesling Westhofen Aulerde GG 2017

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95 POINTS: James Suckling
93 POINTS: Wine Spectator
17.5/20 POINTS: Jancis Robinson MW

Wittmann's warmest site. Aulerde lies at the south facing foot of the protective eastern and south-eastern slopes of the Kirchspiel site. The upper layers of a small portion of Aulerde are heavy clayish marl with only a very small amount of limestone. The subsoil contains clayish or gravelly sand (it is only here that Riesling is grown).

"Philipp Wittmann's Aulerde exudes a generous fragrance of citrus fruit (just like Groebe's Aulerde). On the palate, a refreshing taste of zesty grapefruit and bitter-sweet orange. Another 'sweetie', although the residual sugar is well balanced by lively acidity."
- 17.5/20 Jancis Robinson MW

"Lavish yellow fruit, including some almost overripe pineapple. This just avoids tipping into opulence; there's healthy acidity and that lifts this monster dry riesling at the bold, herbal finish. From almost 70 year old vines. Biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold."
- 95 Points, James Suckling

"Lemon cream flavors and hints of clove and cardamom mark this well-knit dry Riesling, which combines power and elegance. Shows plenty of structure to balance the expressive palate, with a disarming clarity that belies the concentration. Best from 2020 through 2031."
- 93 Points, Wine Spectator