Wittmann

Morstein Großes Gewächs Riesling

9.332 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Rheinhessen, Germany
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Mid Lemon in colour. A 10 year old GG from the Rheinhessen - not a hint of TDN (Kerosene/Petrol notes in aged Riesling). Just been reading a research paper on TDN from the Australian Wine Research Institute. Definitely sunshine to the extent of sunburnt grapes is a big factor. Also a fact I wasn’t aware of that cork allows TDN to release more than with a screw cap. This GG had a cork, although personally I would prefer a screw cap particularly with a Riesling. This Wittmann showed peach and mineral - also white flowers ( Daisies, Barb thought). Enough acid to keep things lively and delicious - some herbs. Enough fruit richness and sweetness to almost convince you that it is off dry but it is actually 13% ABV. An excellent dry German Riesling worthy of the Grosses Gewachs classification. A very high score of 19/20 from Michael Schmidt.

Mid Lemon in colour. A 10 year old GG from the Rheinhessen - not a hint of TDN (Kerosene/Petrol notes in aged Riesling). Just been reading a research paper on TDN from the Australian Wine Research Institute. Definitely sunshine to the extent of sunburnt grapes is a big factor. Also a fact I wasn’t aware of that cork allows TDN to release more than with a screw cap. This GG had a cork, although personally I would prefer a screw cap particularly with a Riesling. This Wittmann showed peach and mineral - also white flowers ( Daisies, Barb thought). Enough acid to keep things lively and delicious - some herbs. Enough fruit richness and sweetness to almost convince you that it is off dry but it is actually 13% ABV. An excellent dry German Riesling worthy of the Grosses Gewachs classification. A very high score of 19/20 from Michael Schmidt.

Jan 23rd, 2022
Bob McDonald

Mid Gold in colour. Citrus and slate notes - very mineral. On the palate a great balance between texture, zesty citrus, mineral and persistence of flavour. Wonderful balance and still with a good future. The following night a honeyed nuance. Overall very good but not worth the $130AUD (as it is a GG) in my opinion. Michael Schmidt, who is Jancis Robinson’s man in Germany gave the wine an incredible 19/20.

Mid Gold in colour. Citrus and slate notes - very mineral. On the palate a great balance between texture, zesty citrus, mineral and persistence of flavour. Wonderful balance and still with a good future. The following night a honeyed nuance. Overall very good but not worth the $130AUD (as it is a GG) in my opinion. Michael Schmidt, who is Jancis Robinson’s man in Germany gave the wine an incredible 19/20.

Aug 23rd, 2021
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.6

Very, very good but not great. Ripe and inviting, with ginger, peach and apricot dominating, this lush offering has a wide mid-palate but lacks drive on the finish. Drink now.

Very, very good but not great. Ripe and inviting, with ginger, peach and apricot dominating, this lush offering has a wide mid-palate but lacks drive on the finish. Drink now.

1 person found it helpfulMay 26th, 2014
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.2

Needs at least two hours in the decanter to start showing its potential. Way to young but under the surface you can see the potential with tons of mineral layers & concentration. Not a "in your face" wine.

Needs at least two hours in the decanter to start showing its potential. Way to young but under the surface you can see the potential with tons of mineral layers & concentration. Not a "in your face" wine.

Feb 6th, 2016
Jens Hoogstad

92/100

92/100

Jul 12th, 2014
Daniel Hubbard

Huge mineral tone, hint of pumpkin, yellow fruits, baked spices, lovely texture

Huge mineral tone, hint of pumpkin, yellow fruits, baked spices, lovely texture

Jun 22nd, 2014
Marcio Morelli

This is so beautiful. Very elegant, extremely well-made.

This is so beautiful. Very elegant, extremely well-made.

Jul 31st, 2015
Olaf Schelezki

Fuck...

Fuck...

Jul 22nd, 2014
Dick Schinkel

Yong

Mar 15th, 2014
lessrof

lessrof had this 7 years ago

lessrof had this 7 years ago

May 8th, 2015