2020 Jonas Dostert Elbling “Karambolage”, Mosel, Germany

2020 Jonas Dostert Elbling “Karambolage”, Mosel, Germany

$24.99

The 2020er Karambolage (with L-Nr. 2-21, the reference to the grapes is written on the left of the label) was made from young vines (planted in 2014) and is an equal blend of Elbling and 10-days skin-fermented (for 10 days) Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris). It made along natural lines, i.e. without any intervention and bottled unfiltered and with little SO2 added (20 mg/l). This salmon-pink colored and slightly cloudy wine offers a beautifully aromatic and lightly oxidative nose of apple jelly, almond and hazelnut, orange zest, strawberry, rose, and minty herbs. It proves quite zesty but also well-structured and delineated on the palate. The finish is beautifully crisp, refreshing, pure, and very long. This is one of the best rosé wines we have ever tasted as it combines the natural charms of rosé with a sense of depth, freshness, and lightness usually encountered in great dry white wines. What a great success!

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