2018 Bastei Riesling Beerenauslese VDP Goldkap: 375ml btt: 8.5% Vol:
2018 Bastei Riesling Beerenauslese VDP Grosse Lage, Goldkap: 375ml bottle: 8.5% Vol:
Covering just 1.2HA, the Traiser Bastei is one of the smallest prime vineyard sites in Germany. Here, protected from the elements by the Rotenfels massif, the highest rock face north of the Alps, over 50 year old Riesling vines thrive in a unique microclimate. In about 1870 Peter Crusius 111 acquired almost a third of the vineyard area here and Crusius have been harvesting their most mineral wines on the stony detritus of volcanic weathered rock (rhyolite) ever since. Year for year their characteristic herbal, smoky essence makes them unmissable. 2018 allowed Crusius to harvest a variety of beautiful noble sweet wines of which Bastei Beerenauslese is the absolute highlight.
Notes of sun ripened apricot and peaches with a hint of grapefruit are combined with a soft minerality. The subtle elegant botrytis turns into a magnificent . long lasting wine.