Domdechant Werner Kirchenstuck Riesling Trocken Grosses Gewachs 2018
94pts. Wine Enthusiast
Wafting of yellow peaches, apricot and spice, open and yielding. Sleek and steely but luscious and peachy, too, it’s a racy dry Riesling that’s thrilling now but likely to be better from 2022. Concentrated and piercing, it should improve through 2035 and hold further still.
The historical estate is owned by Dr. Franz Werner Michel, the seventh generation of the founding family. The eighth (and possibly ninth) generation is now on the scene, as Dr. Michel's daughter, Catharina Mauritz, mother of three sons, has also become involved in the estate's management. Producing Riesling Wines since 1780, Franz Michel was awarded "White Winemaker Of The Year 2017" at the Internation Wine Challenge in London.