The Wachenheimer Gerümpel from the Pfalz Weingut Karl Schaefer has a pale lemon color and the nose is overwhelmingly fresh, full of the remarkable German-2010-vintage-acidity. Aromas of minerals, pear and a scent of woodruff rise from the glass.
Piercing yet still perfectly balanced acidity on the palate. Very mineral, delicate fruit and pepper flavors. The wine feels relatively light due to its high acidity and low alcohol content (11.5%), but it shows quite a bit of strength and weight towards the finish, which surprises with an unexpected spicy turn. Medium length.
The Wachenheimer Gerümpel is perfectly drinkable now, but as with many German Rieslings from the 2010 vintage a couple more years of cellaring is recommended. It already has a good balance and proves that even the unusual high acidity level in German 2010 Rieslings can be integrated quite harmoniously even in dry wines. Because of its solid structure and balance I expect this wine to become even more elegant during the next 4-5 years. Decanting recommended.
Fine Riesling with great aging potential.