Grapefruit, lime and honeydew are laced with mint and pennyroyal on the zesty, pungent nose of this bottling, which turns luscious and generously juicy on a richly lees-inflected palate. A radish-like sizzle adds to the invigoration conveyed on the vibrant, gripping finish, which does not forget Riesling’s primary duty to refresh.
Clemens Busch is a pioneer of organic and biodynamic winemaking in the Mosel region of Germany. From the 1970s, long before it was ‘cool’ to work in a natural way, Clemens and his wife Rita were already questioning the excessive use of herbicides and sulphur in local winemaking. They inherited their own vineyards in the mid-1980s and finally had a chance to put their ideas into practice. These vines let the results speak for themselves. Teetering on the edge of the hills overlooking the winding Mosel River, these vineyards are a paradise for diverse grape growing. Fermented using wild yeast, nothing is added to their wines at any stage – apart from a minuscule dose of sulphur at bottling. Charming and self-effacing, Clemens' winemaking is honest and refined, producing wines that are pure expressions of their terroir.