This elegant, dry Mosel Riesling has a deep, irresistible nose, with ripe apricots, yellow mangos, lemongrass, and dried chamomile moving in and out of the foreground, along with fleeting suggestions of white truffles, key lime, and toasted pine nuts, all moving in and out of the foreground as the penetrating, irresistible nose evolves in the glass.
On the palate the wine is generous, muscular, and dense, with white peaches, cantaloupe, ginger and Meyer lemon unfolding in a vibrant combination of saline mineral intensity and crystalline transparency. The finish is long and refreshing, with plenty of fresh acidity, depth, and cut.
About this wine producer: Andreas von Canal is the great-grandson of the last Freiherr von Heddesdorff. His family has grown Riesling in Winningen since 1454, on steep, terraced vineyards originally planted by the Romans, that tower above the Mosel near its confluence with the Rhine, just upriver from Koblenz. The tiny, six-hectare estate includes a major parcel in the Winninger Uhlen, the “Grand Cru” of the Untermosel (and one of the steepest vineyards in Germany), along with small parcels in the Brückstück, Röttgen, and Domgarten (the Archbishop’s Garden). Weingut Freiherr von Heddesdorff will always have the distinction of being the first German producer we selected to be a direct supplier to Moore Brothers Wine Company.