2022 Ludes, Hermann - Riesling 'HERMANN'

In most vintages the wines is fermented to just off-dry (in 2022 legally dry with 9.5 RS, 9.3 acid) and flaunts a precocious balance, a magical, just barely perceptible off-dry-ness that reminds me of the Weiser-Künstler Feinherb, yet the Ludes is not quite as cut or lifted. This is a curvier, also lighter and more ephemeral-feeling wine – as if you don’t really even have to drink it, as if it will just saturate and then evaporate, leaving a pleasing sorta wine-tingle. If the wine can feel perhaps monochromatic, it’s monochromatic in the way that Brice Marden’s early paintings were monochromatic – which is to say, layered, complex, richly textural… just sort of so-integrated that picking out the single layers is impossible. The wine smells of the perfume of fermentation, pears, quince, spice, flowers and rocks with a rustic spritzy energy. Just essential deliciousness.

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Availability: 18 Available
SKU: 97100
Manufacturer part number: MB1957097100
$19.99
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Products specifications
Wine
Vintage 2022
Variety Riesling
Region Mosel
Color/Type White
Country Germany
Bottle Size 750ml
Producer Ludes, Hermann
Products specifications
Wine
Vintage 2022
Variety Riesling
Region Mosel
Color/Type White
Country Germany
Bottle Size 750ml
Producer Ludes, Hermann
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