Rocky, slate-driven soils might look like a nightmare for growing anything, nevertheless lots of wine-producing areas around the world use the unique qualities of these soils to their advantage. These well-draining soils are an advantage in high-precipitation locations, ensuring that the vines aren’t bypassed with water. Furthermore, some slate soils in cooler environments are dark in color, which soaks up and disperses heat from the sun and helps to ripen the grapes.Riesling is appropriate to slate soils, with the most significant examples originating from the Mosel in Germany and Clare Valley in Australia. The llicorella soils in Priorat in northeast Spain are made up of black slate and quartz and yield effective, structured red white wines made from Garnacha, Carignan and Monastrell.Here are 8 white wines that showcase the power of slate soils.
Dr. Loosen 2019 Ürziger Würzgarten Kabinett Riesling (Mosel
);$ 28, Vivino or Total White Wine & More. This zingy kabinett is such a tempting lightning bolt of Riesling … SEE RATING AND FULL EVALUATION Karthäuserhof 2020 Bruno Slate Kabinett Feinherb Riesling( Mosel); $22. Notes of weapon flint,
smoke and chalk provide a spine tingling mineral edge to this zippy, salt-struck Riesling … SEE RATING AND FULL EVALUATION Mas Martinet 2017 Camí Pesseroles Red( Priorat ); $125, Vivino. Deep garnet in color, this white wine has scents of blackberry preserves, clove … SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW Register for Wine Lover Newsletters Get the most recent news, reviews, dishes and equipment sent to your inbox. Thank You! We’ve received your e-mail address
arrangement of blackberry, cassis, bramble … SEE RATING AND FULL EVALUATION Pikes 2019 Traditionale Dry Riesling( Clare Valley); $28, Wine.com or Vivino.
, kerosene, flower blooms and honey lead into a bone-dry taste buds … SEE RATING AND FULL REVIEW Prost 2019 Dry Riesling( Mosel);$ 14, Wine.com. Penetrating yellow peach and tangerine notes extend from nose to end up … SEE RATING AND FULL REVIEW We Suggest: Zalto Denk’ Art Gewurztraminer Glass Coravin Pivot Wine Conservation System Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 2019 Graach Josephshöfer Spätlese Grosse Lage Riesling (Mosel); $38, Vivino
. A fragile veil of green melon and orange bloom perfume introduces … SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW Torres 2017 Mas de la Rosa Vinyes Velles Porrera( Priorat);$ 400, Vivino. Dark garnetin color, this
- white wine features scents of raspberry,
- cherry pie and English toffee … SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Published on February 18, 2022