The 2018er Riesling Stirn Fass 15 comes from the prime south-west-facing, upper-front part of the original Ayler Kupp hill and was fermented down to almost fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (37 g/l). It comes over as hugely restrained and almost non-saying at first. It is only after quite a while that the wine develops a beautifully refined and elegant nose of white flowers, fresh pineapple, aniseed herbs, ginger -driven spices and almond. It proves very precise on the palate. The sweetness is barely noticeable as the light and fine fruits are wrapped into quite some ripe yet zesty acidity. The wine has power without weight, and proves incredibly persistent. This is a stunning off -dry Riesling in the making!