J.B. Becker Wallufer Walkenberg Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2016
Y’know how we speak about not giving a F***, well its exactly how Hans-Joseph or “HaJo” make his wines. These wines taste like nothing else coming out of the Rheingau (or most anywhere for that matter). He makes the kinds of wines he wants to make. And that’s about it.
Wallufer Walkenberg’s dry Riesling cabinet embodies all that JB Becker is so well-known for. An absolutely dry and precise Riesling that represents its origin. After selective hand-picking follows the wine-growing with vineyard-owned yeasts in the traditional Rheingauer wooden barrel. Almost a year on the lees, the wine is very gently filtered and bottled. Maturing the bottle for some time, he now begins to reveal his finesse-rich spectrum of flavors.
Dry Riesling, Strong hints of peach, fresh aromas of honey and apples with hints of minerality. Defying Norms. Christmas 2019.