Heitlinger’s estate Shellenbrunnen vineyard is an eight-hectare parcel of steep, south-facing marl. Farming is biodynamic. The fruit was hand-harvested and cold soaked prior to pressing and fermentation. The resulting wine is saturated with mineral aromas: wet stone, wet street, diesel, clay. The attack is sharp and the acidity sits on the tongue like white light, but yellow citrus and a sense of lime rounds out the mid-palate. Chiseled, is maybe the best word for it. I’d like to lay a few bottles down and taste it again in five to seven years.
Pair this dry Riesling now with seafood, shellfish, poultry, and pork. Also compatible with mild curries and foods seasoned with lemongrass and ginger.
2014 Heitlinger Riesling Schellenbrunnen Grosses Gewächs Baden
12.5% abv | $30 (sample) Imported by European Wine Imports