A mineral-driven, refreshing and fruity, yet complex Riesling with a kiss of sweetness. Yes, a wine can be sweet and serious--in the best way possible! A screaming value.
Harald and Petra Hexamer run this family estate in a stone quiet section of the Nahe. Wines are fermented via indigenous yeast in a mixture of steel and large cask.
What a seductive fruit-salad nose this animating and elegant, medium-dry Riesling has! Very clean and bright with a touch of tannin at the finish giving it structure.
91 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2019 Riesling Quarzit is bright, pure and flinty on the stony/dusty spectrum, but also charmingly fruity with a very delicate picture-book nose. Round and lush on the palate, this is a charming but tensioned and grippy Riesling from Meddersheim. Due to the residual sugar (medium dry), this is not an ascetic but tensioned and thrilling Riesling that delivers the quartzite terroir in an accessible style...To me, this is another picture-book Riesling form Harald Hexamer. Bottled with 11% alcohol.
Tasted from AP 15 20 in January 2021.