"The palate is super-light, clear and crystalline. Underneath, however, there is a concentration that seems like a salty, unforgiving, uncompromising rock." -Anne Krebieh MW, Vinous Media
Schäfer-Fröhlich produces some of the greatest expressions of Riesling.
There is a strong case to be made that the Nahe reigned supreme in 2022. These are wines with some of the structure of 2021 yet with an uncanny lightness and elegance.
As Anne Krebieh's note above makes clear, the 2022 Felseneck represents these qualities at the apex.
Felseneck is Schäfer-Fröhlich's top wine. It combines all of the best attributes of Tim's other sites into something truly stunning. It consolidates all of the minerality, texture, and finesse of the other GGs into one stunning whole.
Before Tim Fröhlich put the steep blue slate Felseneck vineyard on the map, it was totally off the radar. Today, some of Germany's best dry Rieslings originate from the site and under Tim Fröhlich's watchful eye.
The 2022 Felseneck GG wows with its pristine mineral expression married to such a degree of impact and concentration. The wine offers a jaw-dropping combination of razor cut, depth, and detail. All of this is delivered with staggering clarity.
I priced our modest parcel sharply to get it in as many hands as possible. This is a brilliant wine from one of Germany's dry wine masters.
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Anne Krebieh, Vinous Media: "The 2022 Riesling Bockenauer Felseneck Grosses Gewächs is made from vines between 60-65 years old, Fröhlich’s site with the highest average vine age. The nose has an exotic notion that flickers somehow between pineapple and lemon. The palate is super-light, clear and crystalline. Underneath, however, there is a concentration that seems like a salty, unforgiving, uncompromising rock. Tim Fröhlich has 8.5ha across three terraces and says: 'This is why we have great potential here.' It is a liquid that seems like lemon-scented air. There are no frills, just stone, citrus and saltiness. Wait for this. It comes on light feet. Absolutely clear-cut and for adults only."
Special 4-pack pricing for a limited time. Use Code: Felseneck-22