2018 JB Becker Riesling Wallufer Walkenberg Auslese Trocken
Distict / Appellation: Wallufer
Item No. 15809
About This Wine
There simply are no other wines like a Becker Riesling.
Since 1971, Hans-Josef Becker has been crafting incisive, dry Rieslings with an uncompromising, at times almost ruthless, presentation of citrus and mineral.
With a good decant the wine is explosive now, glazed and saturating, though the structure will see it develop gracefully for a decade or two, at least.
This bottle is a legend-in-the-making. It is Becker's masterpiece of the vintage.
If Hans-Josef was all but ignored in the 1980s and 1990s, the fashionable producers in the Rheingau focused on soft, luxurious and sweet Rieslings. However, in the last decade, he has finally been recognized for what he is: one of the pioneers of mineral, structured, age-worthy dry Rieslings.
While he was an outsider for decades, Becker has now taken his more rightful position as a visionary. He pioneered natural fermentations in the Rheingau as well as organic viticulture (the estate has been certified organic for many years). Whether they know it or not, the newly fashionable estates are following his lead.
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