Riesling 2021 from Georg Lingenfelder
Georg's second vintage seems more focused and tighter due to the somewhat cooler year. A Palatinate Riesling that initially appears intensely fragrant and herbal, but then develops this classic yellow-fruity Palatinate aroma with a little air. Selective manual work and macerated with hands and feet, spontaneously fermented with the vineyard's own yeasts in used Palatinate barriques from the neighbouring forest and left on the skins for approx. 4 days. After 12 months on the full lees, the wine is racked off including the dirt and lard (i.e. no separation of the lees) and bottled unfiltered with minimal addition of sulphur, resulting in a wonderful texture and a certain meatiness. The microclimate around Großkarlsbach is comparatively somewhat warmer than in other parts of the Palatinate and gives the wines a certain yellow-fruited exoticism. Immensely juicy on the palate with a grip that really activates.