Gunther Steinmetz Wintricher Geierslay Riesling GW 2016
Riesling | Germany
Wow. Hold on to something when you taste this liquid lightning. Gorgeous, wildly perfumey and steely-crisp dry Riesling from Stefan Steinmetz that is a THRILL to drink. Our price?! It could only happen because this wine is HIGHLY allocated to restaurants and the pandemic has presented some unique opportunities for us online wine slingers. If you are looking to taste one of the up-and-coming stars of Germany, making some of the most exciting Rieslings on earth, look no further. His entire production (a vast array of different bottlings) is almost exclusively consumed in Germany, but what little does make it into the states is gobbled up by Michelin-starred restaurants.
The winery is located in Brauneberg, and this bottling hails from the small plot of just under 3 acres of vines that are over 60 years old, called Geierslay, on the banks of the Mosel. Stefan and his American wife are extreme viticulturalists, cultivating vineyards that most others would simply turn down because of all the hard work.
We can rave about this all day, especially at our price, but take a look at the press raves yourself...pretty impressive at our price today! We have...well...not enough! While it lasts!
About the Producer
Stefan Steinmetz was born in 1978 in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany to Hans Guenther and Edith Steinmetz. He began his first 3-years of education in Viticulture at the Weinbau Schule in Bernkastel-Kues, followed by a 2-year work-study program at Nationally Certified Staatlich Geprüfter Wirtschafter Weinbau and Hochschule in Trier. Weingut Günther Steinmetz was founded in the 1900s and overseen until 1938 by Stefan’s great-grandfather, August Steinmetz. Augus’s son, Wilhelm Steinmetz ran the winery from 1938 until his death in 1958 when the winery was passed on to his son, (and father of Stefan) Herr Hans Guenther Steinmetz. Stefan would take the reins of Cellar Master and cultivation manager in 2000 along with his mother, Edith, when his father became ill. His first vintage would follow the very next year. Stefan’s dedication to traditional winemaking practices and “working as close to nature” is well known.
- WinemakerStefan Steinmetz
- Farming MethodSustainable and Practicing Organic
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