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A needles-and-pins sort of wine, full of buzzy acidity and lots of spicy ginger-chew-candy flavor. This vibrant Mosel wine is intensely fruity and concentrated, like apples two ways (the first tart bite of a Granny Smith, and the clove-and-cinnamon spiked applesauce you eat with pork chops.) It's tasty stuff, packed full of personality. Veins of minerality rise through each glass, and at the finish you're left with wet stones dissolving slowly in your mouth. The acidity is intense and tightly wound—like a pint full of freshly squeezed orange juice, it might leave you with a bit of a sideache.
This wine has a bit of an umami-soy quality; when coupled with the tartness and ginger notes, it seems the perfect accompaniment for soup dumplings and shrimp har gow. (Though it would also be delicious with crisp-fried soft shell crabs.)
About $19, previous vintages less, sample provided for review.
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