Here is another fantastic and rare bottle as we continue to ride the powerful wave of 2019 German Rieslings. Heymann-Lowenstein has old family roots in the Mosel dating back to 1520, but it wasn't until the 1980s that Reinhard Lowenstein launched the winery with his wife, Cornelia Heymann. Heyman-Lowenstein focuses on dry Rieslings that are powerful multi-faceted examples, much like Clemens-Busch. This wine comes from a famous vineyard of Devonian slate mentioned in early texts as being so steep that it was unbelievable that people worked vines in those conditions. This site's wines are expressive and lush, kept in perfect balance with so much precision acidity and soaring minerality. The grapes are harvested late and see a tiny bit of botrytis with a very long contact on the lees, creating very complex wines that continually change in the glass. This is highly recommended for those that love dry Riesling and for fans of racy, heady wines.
Wine Advocate (Stephan Reinhardt) 95-96+ points! "The barrel sample of the 2019 Röttgen has an intense golden-yellow color with a greenish shimmer. The nose is deep, clear and very intense on the pure and slatey nose that intertwines herbal and stony notes with aromas of perfectly ripe and concentrated fruit. Silky textured and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, mouth-filling and sustainable dry Riesling with a clear and rich yet crystalline texture and a long and powerful yet fine and balanced finish that is carried by ripe, mineral, vital acidity and lingering salinity. Dense and rich but so fine and elegant! Tasted in June 2020."