Riesling, Emrich-Schönleber 'Mineral' Trocken
For any serious German wine buyer, the wines of Emrich-Schönleber belong in the cellar next to the greatest monumental dry wines being made in Germany, period. There is a balance, a center to the best Emrich-Schönleber wines that is about as perfect and meditative as Riesling ever gets: texture and glycerin matched to a chiseled, yet glossy and ultra-fine architecture.
“Mineral” is sorta a legend – or maybe it’s just that it should be? Or it will be? Either way, this is both a “young-vine” selection from the Grand Cru sites – in this way it is very similar to Keller’s “von der Fels” – AND a curated blend to showcase the mind-blowingly diverse soil types of the Nahe. The point of this wine is to be a razor-blade / hammer of a wine – a slate-volcanic-rock-guillotine. And this it is. For purists, mineral-heads and acid-freaks, few wines overdeliver like this wine overdelivers.