Wine Advocate 88 points - From the carbon slate of the southeast-facing Oberhauser Leistenberg, the 2014 Riesling Trocken Tonschiefer offers a lovely, clear and coolish stony slate bouquet. Round and light to medium-bodied, this silky-textured wine offers very juicy fruit combined with a stimulating salinity in the finish. Very good length. Very authentic and cool.
The sloping vineyards of the Leistenberg are characterised predominantly by clay slate soils. This dry, blackish-grey slate is perfect for producing superbly elegant wines. Our characterful dry Riesling wines from these soils are therefore named after this ancient rock.
Tonschiefer translates as clay slate.
|Wine maker notes
|Full-bodied, mineral Riesling wine with a fruit nose of great finesse and classic acidity.
|Alc. 12.5% Vol.