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Clemens Busch Marienburg Falkenlay Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2017



As far as natural wines in the Mosel goes, very few are as devoted as Clemens Busch, who is the fifth generation in this estate to be making wines, converting to organic farming in 1984. and evolving to biodynamic practices more recently. The Marienburg vineyards of Pünderich has some of the most unique soil systems in Germany, lying between the middle and lower Mosel where the volcanic cliffs that date back to hundreds of millions of years ago have resulted in different coloured slates (blue, red and grey). His wines are therefore delineated via the different coloured capsules to denote the corresponding soils. What is impressive is how well the terroir translates into his wines, and the bone-dry Grosse-Gewachs showcase the pure no-nonsense structure and minerality from the volcanic soils. There is nothing to hide, and these bone-dry Rieslings with their intense acidity brings out that powerful mineral aroma that leaves you begging for more. Racy, rich and piquant, Clemens Busch is for serious Riesling-lovers, and they will always be among the most remarkable GGs that you will come across. 

"The 2017 Pündericher Marienburg Riesling GG Falkenlay is pure but generously ripe and bright, with matured and super matured apple aromas that are perfectly intertwined with notes of crushed or even milled stones. Full-bodied, intense and generous on the palate, this is a rich and powerful but silky-textured and highly refined Riesling with lots of extract and intensity but also elegance. The finish is dense and compact, with fine tannins intermingled with refreshing minerals that give grip and tension. This is a great GG and most likely the finest I have tasted from Clemens Busch in 20 years." 

96 Points. Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate
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Type: Germany