This is not your usual Mosel riesling. It’s a natty wine that even the natty-wine naysayers on our panel liked. The Trossens have been farming their vines in the Middle Mosel biodynamically since 1978; they began experimenting with unfined, unfiltered, unsulfured wines in 2010. This one, from a southwest-facing parcel of blue and gray slate, is bronze in color, with scents that range from sweet pineapple to chicken soup and turmeric. But the flavors are clear and cool, with clean earthiness and leafy herb notes that make it feel vivid and fresh. It’s long and ever-changing, a fascinating riesling to enjoy over the course of an evening.
Jenny & François Selections, NY
Trossen 2016 Mosel Madonna Pur’us Riesling
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is W&S’s editor at large and covers the wines of the Mediterranean and Central and Eastern Europe for the magazine.
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