Beurer - Stettener Pulvermächer 2016

We drink a bottle of Stettener Pulvermächer Riesling GG from the Beurer Winery harvested in 2016 from the beautiful Remstal.

And again a wine from Württemberg. After we already had three bottles in the glass in direct comparison from different locations from the Beurer Winery, today the Grosses Gewächs from the Stettener Pulvermächer from 2016 is being tasted. We had already tasted this wine last autumn at a trade fair and from memory it presented itself quite closed. That’s why the bottle was opened one evening before the actual drinking and, as usual, put back into the cooler after a tasting sip. That was definitely a good idea.

Immediately after the cork was pulled, a rather wild nose hits you. Somehow reminds you more of natural wine than of Riesling GG. A little bit lax fermentation, some sour peach rings, relatively dense, behind it sits wet stone. At first I thought Oh God, but somehow it’s cool. In the mouth very tart, core, bitter notes, almost some smoke. Not quite round is a fitting description, but it’s just the first sip. After a little air it gets longer, juicier and develops a nice citrus note that goes well with the structure.

After the first night in the fridge the smell is spicier, more pome fruit, apple peel, some wood. The bitter tone in the mouth has clearly decreased. The wine is full-bodied, has a lot of spice on the palate as well, clear structure at the back of the tongue and a nice acidity. Much rounder than directly after opening, but still demanding. This is not easy drinking, but the glass does not stay full for long either. Nice minerality, very dense and compact. I don’t quite understand why it drinks so easily and so quickly, but the nose gets stuck in the glass and you drink and drink and drink. Over the evening it becomes flinty in the nose, gets more distinct minerality, some orange, a little more fruit.

One day later the development continues. On the nose the wine has become much brighter, more fruit, more velvety in the mouth, almost creamy. In the nose there are now also floral aromas and mirabelle plums. But there is still depth behind it. The stone fruit also comes through on the palate, very clear in the fruit now, the bitter tone has completely disappeared. It is straight and fresh and beautiful like this. That spells the end for the bottle. The development over the three days was enormous, and even if the feeling of having drunk the wine too young does not disappear completely, it was definitely worth the experience.

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