Emrich-Schonleber, Riesling Halenberg GG 2021Regular price $125.00 Save $-125.00
Founder Stephen Bitterolf of Vom Boden once consumed a glass of 2004 Emrich-Schonleber Riesling GG which he felt may have inspired the beginning of his business. If that doesn’t convey the influence of these wines, there are other ways. They land in the same realm as Donnhoff and the Keller wines while remaining distinctly their own. The Schonleber wines are firm in their philosophy: “the wines offer true drinking pleasure, they’re honest, authentic, and unembellished, and lastly, a goal to produce wine with distinctive personalities.” The family forms a common core of thoughtfulness around the quality of the wine as each member participates in their own way. They aim to exceed the high expectations of their wines with each vintage while maintaining precision in the vineyard.
Halenberg is known as the most dense, serious, and mineral-forward of all the Grand Crus. This is Riesling that is fairly serious. It deserves a good decanting and would do well open 1 or 2 days before enjoying, and could use a few years before opening. That being said, it's a wine for savoring and for pleasure.