Exclusive: 2018 Immich-Batterieberg 'Detonation' Riesling Extra Brut

Exclusive: 2018 Immich-Batterieberg 'Detonation' Riesling Extra Brut

Some of my finest discoveries can be deceptive. Wines that at first glance present themselves in an unserious and light-hearted way, reveal themselves as anything but once tasted

Today's wine from 500 year-old Weingut Immich-Batterieberg is a perfect case in point. Sourced from some of the oldest and greatest vineyards in the Mosel (some over 100 years old), many of which have been granted Grand Cru status. One might say these grapes could be better utilized making a more serious still wine, meant to age for years, but Immich-Batterieberg says otherwise.

Instead of taking the logical, and more lucrative route, they've chosen to use these priceless grapes to make what is easily one of the best sparkling wines I've had this year. A wine so good, I bought every bottle I could. It walks a razor-thin line between bubbly refreshment and serious power with finesse. Don't let the cartoonish label fool you, this stunning wine is the real deal.

I'm proud to offer the only bottles of 2018 Immich-Batterieberg 'Detonation' Riesling Extra Brut in South Carolina!
All Riesling from a selection of the estate's steepest vineyards, grown on classic Mosel slate. A consideral number of vines are own-rooted and have never been grafted. Manually harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts, then aged in neutral oak barrels. After almost a year, the still wines are blended and bottled for secondary fermentation where the wine ages on the lees for 27 months prior to disgorgment with no added sugar. 

Explosive in the glass, the nose is a bright and brilliant blend of lime zest, white peach, freshly baked brioche and stoney petrichor. Bone dry, with a lively mousse and unbridled freshness, the palate is awash in crisp apple, toasted pastry and deep, flinty minerality. A refined, Champange-like wine with unmistakable Germanic cut. 
What started as a Carolingian monastery in the year 911 was purchased by the Immich family in 1495. For a long time, the family purchased, traded and even cleared parcels of land, gradually building a collection of incredible vineyards in the Mosel. The term 'Batterieberg' refers to one of the winery's signature vineyards, which was created by detonating a hillside to clear land for some of the steepest, terraced vineyards in Germany.
 2018 Immich-Batterieberg 'Detonation' Riesling Extra Brut - $39.99
*Special Newsletter Price - $37.99

*Special 3-Pack Price - $34.99/bottle
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Justin Coleman
Monarch Wine Merchants



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