CLEMENS BUSCH MARIENBURG RIESLING GG FAHRLAY 19
This is top tier dry Riesling from one of the greatest organic wine producers in the Mosel in Germany. Fahrlay is named after the one hectare vineyard of the same name, which is home to 100 year old vines growing on blue slate terraces. Marienburg Fahrlay GG, as it is referred to on the wine's front label, was fermented spontaneously in traditional oak casks and it has a deliciously aromatic nose made with ripe grapefruit zest, citrus notes, ginger and hints of floral flavours coming through. It's an outstanding wine for drinking in its youth and has superb aging potential. It is also certified organic and biodynamic, with more details on both below in the description of Clemens Busch.
All Clemens Busch wines are certified organic and biodynamic.
The Clemens Busch story
The story of this highly revered winery centres on the Pündericher Marienburg Grosse Lage, a Grand Cru vineyard of 15 hectares, owned by Rita and Clemens Busch, on the banks of the Mosel.
Their vineyard is opposite their home village of Pünderich at the start of the Terrassenmosel, the vast majority of it being south east facing. Differing slate soils and unique micro climates play a large role in winemaking. In order to differentiate the Marienburg's individual plots, the Busch family has used the corresponding historical names to describe the individual wines such as: Fahrlay, Falkenlay, Raffes, and Rothenpfad. The Marienburg vineyard has been farmed organically since 1986, and biodynamically since 2005. It is predominantly composed of grey slate, although there are plots of blue and red slate present. Both dry and fruit sweet wines are made. The capsule colour gives a clue to the colour of slate in the plot, except in the case of the Spätlese Goldkapsel.