A.Christmann Idig Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2018

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Nick Stock
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Jancis Robinson
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ACID201810 UCAU
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Idig was more or less forgotten until the early 1990s, when the Christmann family of Gimmeldingen purchased choice parcels of the original site and “put Idig on the map” with recognition and awards by leading German and international wine critics for its top Idig Riesling wines. Loam and clayish sand predominate, but the soil of the original parcels is a relatively rare tertiary marl mixture of limestone and clay underpinned by limestone. According to Steffen Christmann: The soil is reflected in the wines’ distinctive salty, mineral tone that lends them elegance and a silky texture; ensures that their acidity is well integrated, i.e. even dry wines are never ‘sour’; and enhances their longevity.
Idig was more or less forgotten until the early 1990s, when the Christmann family of Gimmeldingen purchased choice parcels of the original site and “put Idig on the map” with recognition and awards by leading German and international wine critics for its top Idig Riesling wines. Loam and clayish sand predominate, but the soil of the original parcels is a relatively rare tertiary marl mixture of limestone and clay underpinned by limestone. According to Steffen Christmann: The soil is reflected in the wines’ distinctive salty, mineral tone that lends them elegance and a silky texture; ensures that their acidity is well integrated, i.e. even dry wines are never ‘sour’; and enhances their longevity.

Scores & Reviews

96 /

Nick Stock

This is a remarkably mineral and taut style with dried citrus, quartz, ivory and brightly squeezed citrus. Edgy and compact on the palate with subtle, caressing phenolics and vibrant, bright acidity. Long and very citrusy on the finish. Drink now or hold.

18.5 /

Jancis Robinson

One could be tempted to call Steffen Christmann’s Idig the minimalist among Riesling Grosse Gewächse. Whereas others may revel in opulence, particularly in 2018, the Idig excels in noble restraint. But it is exactly this understatement of individual components, whether they be herbal, mineral or fruity, which allows the taster to focus on balance and elegance as the key elements of one of the most sophisticated of Germany’s Grosse Gewächse. The thinking-person’s Riesling.