2016 Battenfeld Spainer Reisling (Troken/Dry) Rheinhassen, Germany
A Biodynamic/Organic, super small production/boutique bone-dry Riesling.
In the glass, Battenfeld Spanier’s 2016 Riesling Trocken shines a platinum silver-yellow with bright green reflections throughout. After 15 minutes in a decanter, it explodes with crushed mineral components and youthful aromatics of laser-sharp citrus and stone fruit. Everything there is to love about bone-dry Riesling is here in spades: candied lime peel, citrus blossoms, white peach skin, green mango, exotic spices, petrol, ginger, white flowers, honeysuckle, and, again, intense layers of crushed chalk and river rock.