1er Cru Level
Powerful & Restrained!

Wagner-Stemple Riesling Porphyr 2015

PowerfulRiesling

An absolute power house, such intrigue, texture and flavour!

The Wagner Stemple Porphyr raises the bar!

The Porphyr is a fuller style Riesling with insane depth. The texture teases, the complex perfume carrying through to the palate. Chalky acid giving it a lovely clean finish. The flavours lingering. Dissecting it a bit you could see some detail from skin contact and barrel work that just added to the fun! If the Riesling Trocken is an aperitif, the Porphyr’s got you set for a Raclette!

$55ea for 6+, $53ea for 12 (Limit 12)
$59.00

In stock (can be backordered)

Description

 

The most complex Riesling in the communal wine series is that from Siefersheim, sourced mainly from the HEERKRETZ site. The wine has a tremendous array of aromas, and is the communal wine that is most expressive and powerful on the palate. Part of the reason for this complexity lies in the excellent vineyard sites, but also in the fact that the wine is a blend of batches fermented in stainless steel tanks and 600 litre barrels, with some batches using cultured yeasts and other wild yeasts.

95 points! Medium to light straw yellow colour. The bouquet is attractively floral, with dried wildflower traces and rocky mineral traces. The palate is intense and crisp, with some raciness. The acidity is brisk and the palate and finished are well-balanced and long. There’s a juiciness in the mid-palate, which enriches the flavour and carries it long through the finish. Excellent wine. Huon Hooke, The Real Review, 15 April 2017.

“From Heerkretz and Holberg vineyards. Middle age vines, that is, not old vines or young vines. Porphyr seems to tick a lot of boxes, year in-year out.

Steel and wet slate scents. Austere perfume. Some greenery, herbs, briar, then green citrus and lime juice. Understated and appealing. Steely in palate. Rapier thrust of glass shard-like acidity with a splash of juiciness around it. Set in the tonic water vein. Ultra quinine. Fascinating.” MIKE BENNIE, www.winefront.com.au

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Wagner-Stempel, Wöllsteiner Straße, Siefersheim, Germany

Rheinhessen

Germany