March 1, 2014: News, Wines of the Month

2012er Weiser-Künstler Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling Trocken GE (Grosse Eule)

We feature a great dry wine from the superb 2012 vintage.

Weingut Weiser-Künstler Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling Grosse Eule 2012

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For many years now, we have praised the Weingut Weiser-Künstlertandem as one of the great (and still under-rated Estates) of the Mosel. Usually, we fall in love with their fruity-styled wines and also in 2012, the Estate excelled at this style, making one of the greatest Spätlese of the vintage.

However, this month, we want to highlight another side of this Estate: their high quality range of dry wines, and in particular their "GE" bottling. GE stands for Grosse Eule (Great Owl) and indeed, the big eyes of a stylized owl keeps a watchful eye on you as you pick up the bottle, but the name is a hardly disguised punt at the GG (short for Grosses Gewächs) which is all the rage in Germany at the moment.

Unlike some GGs, this superbly refined dry wine remains a worthy ambassador of what the Mosel does best: light, crisp and intense wines. You will find the review of this wine and many others in the October Issue as well as a full review of the other wines by the Weiser-Künstler Estate in the June issue.



Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling Trocken GE (Grosse Eule)

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This delivers a superb nose of fresh herbs, spices and white minerals. The wine is packed with juicy and smoky flavors on the palate and yet, far from being over-powering, the finish is just airy and spicy, leaving one with a mouth-watering salty and fruit-driven feel. This still needs a little bit of bottle age to develop aromatically. It could then easily exceed our already high expectations. It is very impressive! 2014-2019

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