We feature a landmark dry Riesling from this Estate usually better known for its fruity-styled wines.
On the international markets, Mosel wines are best known for their fine, light bodied and delicately fruity styled wines. This almost unique style is certainly a strength of the region. However, the Mosel is capable of producing stunning dry wines which can compete with the best white wines in the world (see Mosel Fine Wines Issue No 14 (Jan 2011) for an in-depth review of dry Mosel Riesling). This is particularly true in such a vintage as 2009. Its ripe acidity and good overall clean and ripe berries gave the right setting for producing gorgeous dry wines.
The Weingut Schloss Lieser is is admired the world over for its stunning fruity or sweet wines. However, it may be less well known as one of the best producers of dry Riesling. In 2009, it produced a landmark wine GG (Grosses Gewächs) bottling from its holdings in the Niederberg Helden. This wine offers depth and complexity, yet retains the lightness so unique to the region.
A review of the superb 2009 Schloss Lieser wines can be found in Part II of the 2009 Vintage Report published in Issue No 13 (Oct 2010). This Issue is only available to subscribers. Not yet a subscriber? You can become one, free of charge, by simply registering yourself here below.
Lieserer Niederberg Helden Riesling GG
This is superbly elegant with notes of peach, cassis, citrus and smoke. The wine is outstandingly balanced on the palate, with good powerful notes of zesty fruits and a delicate touch of creaminess. The finish is long and intense. This is very, very impressive and extremely well balanced! 2011-2019
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