2022 Wagner Stempel Riesling EMT 750Ml BottleRegular price $675.00 Sale price $609.00
This is the best bunches from the best vines in the 1.5ha plot making just one tiny tank, 360 bottles. It's exceptionally long and is the purest expression of the great Heerkretz grand cru.
"EMT is not a code. Nor is it a new layer. Nor is it an abbreviation. It is the name of a neighboring family of winemakers from whom I purchased a very special vineyard in 2001. At the time, it was one of the very few old, stocked parcels in the still mostly fallow Heerkretz cru. In total, more than 6 acres of vineyards comprise this piece in the central and most exposed area of the entire site. It is the heart of the VDP.Grossen Lage Heerkretz and basically a grape selection of this core area that I am putting together for the VDP auction. A wine to show the quintessence of Riesling in this particular slope. A cool elegance and filigree in appearance yet full of tension, ripe power and salty minerality." - Daniel Wagner
"The Riesling EMT is, as every year, the most uncompromising wine of the "Wagnerian Collection", and as so often before, this exceptional wine presents itself very closed in its youth. The nuances that slowly emerge from the glass always remain subtle and delicate, typically showing peach and citrus notes. In addition, there are floral tones reminiscent of jasmine. On the palate, the EMT builds powerfully with enormous pressure and impressive tension. Overall, however, it always remains precise and straightforward. It lives from its interplay between a restrained yellow-fruity style, iodine-salty minerality, concise but juicy acidity and a finely honed tannin framework. Also typical of the EMT is the cooling menthol freshness that provides the final kick on the finish." - Romana Echensperger MW
"In a vintage as extreme and complex as this it requires an ideal situation in the vineyard and great determination to reach the very pinnacle, and this dry riesling has all the stone fruit concentration, mineral intensity and brilliance that the grape is capable of, plus an almost supernatural youthful vitality. Try to be patient, but that’s difficult because this wine is also so incredibly sensual. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. 100 points" - Stuart Pigott