Munsterer Dautenpflanzer Riesling Spatlese, Kruger-Rumpf
Münsterer Dautenpflänzer is composed of slate and sandy loam and is one of Kruger-Rumpf’s top sites. Multi-faceted and complex, this GG site is one of the leading Grand Crus of the lower Nahe, with a typical mélange of soil types within its borders.
Soil type: 70cm of loam and loess topsoil over grey slate bedrock
Fermentation: Spontaneous in (up to 70-year-old) 600L oak barrels
This is quite often one of the great wines of the lower Nahe, yet it is undervalued by y’all, and I’d guess it’s because the name “Dautenpflänzer” is both unpronounceable and sounds like the medical term for pancake-farts. Too bad! For it’s been among the best 10-15 wines in this entire offering for at least the last decade. It smells like a Domprobst from Willi Schaefer, plus anise-hyssop, and it tastes like Riesling-heaven; but it isn’t really divine—it’s too horny to be divine, it’s urgent, it bites and claws, it’s addictive and hypnotic, and if you thought it was your little palate that was in-control—think again. — Terry Theise
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