The 2020er Ayler Riesling N°2 is a bone-dry wine (with less than 2 g/l of residual sugar made from fruit harvested in and around the Neuenberg sector on the main Ayler Kupp hill. It proves beautifully restrained and fresh as plenty of spices followed by fine fruity elements emerge from the glass. Smoke, herbs (rosemary, thyme), cassis, plum, and a touch of vineyard peach and apricot flower are some of the nuances on the nose. The wine proves light-weighted and refined on the smooth and subtly fruity palate and leaves a more focused feel in the bone-dry finish. The aftertaste is salty, very spicy, persistent, and as light as water. This dry wine may surprise at first through its delicate and light side on the palate, but it is precisely this what makes it so impressive.
- Vom Boden