Sunday Offer: Riesling, Liquid Earth C.O. by Battenfeld-Spanier | 2014
A stone's throw away from the legendary estate of Klaus Peter Keller, the biodynamic wines of Hans Oliver Spanier and Carolin Spanier-Gillot are sublime and tremendously underrated in the United States. Located in the southern sub-region of the Rheinhessen, their jackpot is limestone soils, and the Rieslings, from here, fetch the highest prices in the world (Keller's famous G-Max Riesling will cost you about $2,500 a bottle). Unlike the slatey versions from the Mosel, Rieslings grown on limestone have a distinct kind of minerality, one that feels bold and buoyant, extra cold, and above all, hair-raising. Aged in tonneaux and bone dry, this super rare, Liquid Earth bottling, is Battenfeld's top wine and puts minerality, over fruit, on full display. The palate is alive and dynamic — big waves of white stones, cold crystals, and pink salt. Tart peach, pineapple, and honey fill in all the tiny edges, and a mouthfull of juicy acidity carries the wine into its over-the-top finish. With just a few bottles available, I've already saved one for myself... who's next?
All of our wines are shipped from our temperature-controlled warehouse located in Miami, FL. We currently ship to most states and offer next-day delivery Monday-Friday for Miami-Dade residents.