Helmut Hexamer Quarzit Reisling 2019 - The Grape Tray
Helmut Hexamer Quarzit Reisling  2019
SKU: 1788

Helmut Hexamer Quarzit Reisling 2019

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750ml
$15.99

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Category White Wine
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Region Germany, Nahe
Brand Helmut Hexamer

Winemaker Notes:

Harald and Petra Hexamer run this family estate in a stone quiet section of the Nahe. Wines are fermented in a mixture of steel and large cask.

James Suckling
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What a seductive fruit-salad nose this animating and elegant, medium-dry Riesling has! Very clean and bright with a touch of tannin at the finish giving it structure.

August 8, 2020
Wine Advocate
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The 2019 Riesling Quarzit is bright, pure and flinty on the stony/dusty but also charmingly fruity and very delicate picture-book nose. Round and lush on the palate, this is a charming but tensioned and grippy Riesling from Meddersheim. Due to the residual sugar, which is somewhere between medium dry and medium sweet, this is not an ascetic but tensioned and thrilling Riesling that delivers the quartzite terroir in an accessible style. The sweetness is more palatable compared to the Porphyr but for good reasons: The minor grip and complex acidity would be too challenging for a wine at this precise point. I am sure it will be fabulous after some years of bottle aging. To me, this is another picture-book Riesling form Harald Hexamer. Bottled with 11% alcohol. Tasted from AP 15 20 in January 2021.

Stephan Reinhardt, April 8, 2021