Morio 2021 from Georg Lingenfelder
The Morio-Muskat is a cross between Muskateller and Silvaner, which comes from 45-year-old vines and is even the oldest Morio vineyard in all of Germany. Georg selects the grapes by hand and then macerates everything with his feet, the maceration time is 4 days. Spontaneously fermented with the vineyard's own yeasts in used Palatinate barriques from the neighbouring forest, racked off after 12 months on the full lees, complete with dirt and lard (i.e. no separation of the lees), and bottled unfiltered with minimal sulphur added. The Morio has a wonderful texture and a certain fleshiness due to the 4 days of maceration, in combination with the aroma of the grape variety this is already a lot of fun and does not seem cheesy. The microclimate around Großkarlsbach is comparatively warmer than in other parts of the Palatinate and gives Georg's wines a certain yellow-fruited exoticism. Immensely juicy on the palate with nice grip and good draw.