White - Sparkling

2009 Schlossgut Diel Riesling Brut


  • Germany
  • Nahe
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  • forceberry wrote: 91 points

    September 24, 2019 - Aged for 82 months on the lees, disgorged in June 2017. 12,5% alcohol. Total production 1200 bottles. Tasted blind.

    Pale, neutral whitish-green color. Restrained, light and somewhat neutral nose with subtle aromas of yeasty autolysis, some wet stone minerality, a little bit of pithy grapefruit and a hint of petrol suggesting that this might be a fizzy Riesling. The wine is light-bodied, very lively and rather lean on the palate with crisp flavors of grapefruit, tart Granny Smith apple, some apple peel bitterness, a little bit of chalky minerality, light sweeter nuances of ripe white fruits and a hint of sappy herbal greenness. The bracing acidity makes the wine feel very focused and high-strung. The persistent mousse is very elegant, smooth and creamy. The moderately long finish is crisp and lviely with bright, acid-driven flavors of tart lemony citrus fruits, some apple peel bitterness, a little bit of steely minerality, light saline notes and a hint of yeasty autolysis.

    A remarkably bright, clean and focused Riesling bubbly that is exceptionally youthful and racy for a wine from the warm 2009 vintage. Very focused and positively neutral effort made in a quite gastronomic style - the wine leaves a lot room for even more delicate food flavors while the piercing acidity and tough minerality make the wine cut through even very rich flavors. Based on how youthful the wine is even at the age of 10 years, I can imagine this wine will improve greatly with further cellaring. Perhaps a bit too tightly-knit to be enjoyed on its own now, but there's tons of upside to this wine. Promising.

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  • TXRhoneRanger wrote: 95 points

    July 5, 2019 - Loving sparklign Riesling more and more. Even better with 94 mos of lees contact, and another 9 months of cellar time. Pretty elegant with my Muenster Kase!

  • Butzemann wrote: 90 points

    June 19, 2019 - Disgorged in June 2018 after 94 months on the lees, 4th batch with 1300 bottles (according to the back label).

    Pale yellow colour, fine mousseux, smells of melon, green apple and a little bit nutty, medium body, dry, but not in a tart way, in the mouth melon, green apple and nutty, doesn’t have much acidity, in the aftertaste green apple, nutty and acidity, very long finish (30 sec).

    Tasted blind I would not have guessed this to be a Riesling sparkling wine, it reminded me more of a NV champage. I had expected petrol notes after ten years. If you like your Riesling sparklers to taste more of Riesling, then you probably need to drink those with shorter time on the lees.

    I would have scored it higher, if it had tasted more like Riesling. As it is, it’s not bad either, it’s just not what I expected or particularly like.

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  • By David Schildknecht
    Nahe Riesling 2017: Chills and Thrills (Apr 2019), 4/1/2019 (link)

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    Rheinhessen and Nahe 2015: Cool Concentration from a “Warm Vintage” (Nov 2017) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Schlossgut Diel
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Germany
  • Region Nahe
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

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  • In Cellars 3 (27%)
  • Consumed 8 (73%)

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