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In contrast with its sibling (also reviewed in this report) that ended up being bottled in 2018 without vineyard designation and with the A.P. # 15 18, this lot of Goldgrube Riesling finished with a mere four grams of residual sugar (hence also with marginally higher alcohol, at 12.5%) and was bottled in November 2017. The mouthfeel also contrasts with that of the bottling which received 18 months’ élevage, as here we have firmness, albeit allied with a touch of glycerol oiliness. Add in bright acidity as well as a decisive sense of underlying stoniness, and one has a slightly austere overall effect. Coriander and mustard seeds along with lemon zest deliver a pungent and piquant message from the outset, and the brightly juicy finish’s formidable grip extends to a squeezing of the salivary glands. Interestingly, considering the more aggressive phenolic profile here vis-à-vis the A.P. 15 18, Vollenweider reported that, at around 12–14 hours, this wine experienced only marginally longer skin contact in the press. (Drink between 2019-2026)