2018 Bastgen Berncastel-Cueser Weisenstein Riesling Spatlese Trocken

Year: 2018
Appellation: Mosel
Country: Germany
Wine Enthusiast: 92
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
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"Fragrant yellow peach and melon notes are accented by earthy whiffs of crushed mineral and slate in this full bodied, luscious Riesling. Ripe yellow peach and apple flavors are rich and penetrating, offset by brisk acidity and a sleek, stony finish. A hedonistic wine to enjoy now through 2030. -Anna Lee C. Iijima" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Founded in 1850, Weingut Bastgen is located on the tiny hamlet of Monzel, not far from Bernkastel-Keus. The current owners are husband-and-wife team Armin Vogel and Mona Bastgen, who began working in the winery in 1993.

Mona and Armin meticulously tend 16 acres of vines growing in slate soil, 80% of which is Riesling. The vineyards are located in Kesten, known for its impressively steep terrace overlooking the Mosel River, and planted to 50-year old vines. The vines produce very small, ripe berries that are very tasty. The average total production is 3,300 cases. Bastgen is a member of the elite Bernkasteler Ring.