2016 Clemens Busch Riesling (Alter) NativeDavid Bowler
A new cuvée! Grown in grey slate on the Marienburg. Spontaneously fermented, macerated extra time on the skins, then matured 15 months on the lees in Clemens’ big old (50+yr) German oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined. A tiny amount of sulfur was added at bottling, even less than usual. Residual sugar: under 4 g/l. 11.5% alc. Hazy color; “orange wine” in spirit, but fantastically fresh, energetic and delicious.