2016 Weingut Gunther Steinmetz Piesporter Treppchen Von den Terrassen Riesling
Riesling - 750ML
2016 Weingut Gunther Steinmetz Piesporter Treppchen Von den Terrassen Riesling
  • WA 95
  • JS 93
  • VN 93
  • WE 92

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2018
The 2016 Piesporter Treppchen Riesling "von den Terrassen" was picked at 96° Oechsle ("strangely, like every year," says Stefan Steinmetz) and fermented in stainless steel down to 11.5% alcohol and 20 grams of residual...   The 2016 Piesporter Treppchen Riesling "von den Terrassen" was picked at 96° Oechsle ("strangely, like every year," says Stefan Steinmetz) and fermented in stainless steel down to 11.5% alcohol and 20 grams of residual sugar. It is deep, ripe and complex on the nose, with very fine slate aromas and remarkable precision. From up to 90-year-old vines on very well weathered gray slate in high altitudes just below the forest, this is a very elegant and linear but mouth-filling and structured Riesling that tastes very intense and complex, thanks to the old vines and the concentrated fruit. The sweetness of 20 grams per liter is almost completely swallowed by the immense mineral freshness and the well-structured body. "A wine that always needs a lot of time to show its potential," says Stefan Steinmetz. Indeed, this is a very promising, powerful, compact Riesling with remarkable grip and tension. The finish is mouthwateringly salty and highly complex. A great wine to be served in a decade. Tasted March 2018. - SR  
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, June 2017
Great peachy nose leading into a stunning balance of fruit, minerals and racy acidity. This has a real kick at the finish. Drink any time during the next decade.
VN 93
Vinous, January 2018
White peach is tinged with cardamom, dried ginger and licorice on an alluring nose. A luscious concentrate of white peach is reinforced by perceptible but discreet sweetness on the lush, richly expansive yet buoyant...   White peach is tinged with cardamom, dried ginger and licorice on an alluring nose. A luscious concentrate of white peach is reinforced by perceptible but discreet sweetness on the lush, richly expansive yet buoyant palate, with brown spices and peach kernel offering counterpoint on a prodigious, soothingly sustained finish. And Steinmetz thinks this wine is “relatively closed right now” (i.e., in late July 2017) compared to what it will be showing in 2018! (For more about this striking set of terraces on the Wintrich communal line – which, incidentally, don’t even have names, only numerical identities, in the official cadaster – consult my tasting note on the 2014 vintage. They can also be seen in a photo that accompanies the introduction to my coverage of the Mosel in vintage 2015.) -- David Schildknecht  
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, April 2018
Pronounced aromas of struck match and flint belie the intensity of fresh grapefruit and lemon at the core of this delicately off-dry wine. It's more earth and herbs than forward or fruity but there's a savory intensity...   Pronounced aromas of struck match and flint belie the intensity of fresh grapefruit and lemon at the core of this delicately off-dry wine. It's more earth and herbs than forward or fruity but there's a savory intensity here that's beguiling. It's a wine that should improve with some cellaring, try after 2020.  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
Sub-region Middle Mosel
Appellation Piesport
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 11.5%
Closure Cork