In the splendid setting of the Excelsior Hotel Gallia***** in Milan, Cuzziol created a tasting counter with all the references in its 2024 catalogue. Since the Rhine Riesling grape variety is my favourite, I decided to devote myself to the Trocken Riesling e Spatlese present and I am happy to share my tasting notes of the wines I liked best.

Tasting notes of the wines I liked best

Editor's note: Of the rieslings I tasted at the counter, this is my selection in order of tasting. The wines I liked best are marked as always with one or more hearts.

Tasting #1: Rheingau Riesling trocken 'Schonhell' 2021, Prinz ❤️+

100% Rhine Riesling | organic wine

It presents itself straw yellow with very bright greenish hues. The nose is intense and characteristic with notes of citrus, lemon peel and a barely perceptible hint of hydrocarbons. In the mouth it is consistent, very fresh, vertical and with extraordinary acidity, sapid and has a very pleasant white peach finish.

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Tasting #2: Rheingau Riesling trocken 'Jungfer' 2021, Prinz

100% Rhine Riesling | organic wine

It presents itself pale straw yellow and very bright, consistent. The nose is completely different from the previous one, less citrusy and with notes of aromatic herbs. In the mouth it is consistent, fresh, quite savoury and very drinkable.

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Tasting #3: Rheingau Riesling trocken 'MarcoBrunn' 2021, Prinz ++

100% Rhine Riesling | organic wine |

It is a very pale straw yellow and very bright with greenish reflections, consistent. The nose is intense and mouth-watering with delicate hints of white flowers, fruit tarts with custard and brown sugar. In the mouth it is fresh, savoury, structured and with a hint of banana in the long finish that makes you salivate.

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Tasting #4: Rheingau Riesling trocken 'Hendelberg' 2020, Prinz ❤️

100% Rhine Riesling | organic wine

It presents itself intense and brilliant straw yellow with a green-gold hue, consistent. The nose is very intense and spectacular with notes of hydrocarbons, butter and pastry. In the mouth it is fresh, savoury, structured and long on the finish.

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Tasting #5: Rheingau Riesling feinherb (semi-dry) 'Vom Bunten Schiefer' 2022, Prinz ❤️

100% Rhine Riesling | organic wine

It presents itself yellow straw-yellow and bright, consistent. The nose is intense, with a citrus note and a barely noticeable hydrocarbon. In the mouth it is fresh, savoury, structured and with a long, salivating finish. Still very young but promising. 

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Tasting #6: Rheingau Riesling Eiswein 'Wurzgarten' 2016, Prinz ❤️❤️+

100% Rhine Riesling | organic wine

It is a deep, bright straw yellow with green-gold reflections. The nose is intense and spectacular with notes of white chocolate, cashew, apricot jam, candied citron. In the mouth it is consistent, structured, savoury, with a very well-balanced sweetness  and a long sultana finish.

Trocken Riesling

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Tasting #7: Riesling Trocken VDP Gutswein 'Mineral' 2022, Emrich-Schönleber +

100% Rhine Riesling

It presents itself pale straw yellow with green-gold highlights, consistent. The nose enters delicate and elegant with notes of white flowers and camphor. In the mouth it enters coherent, fresh, savoury, balanced and with great drinkability.

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Tasting #8: Frühlingsplatzchen Riesling VDP Grosse Lage 2018, Emrich-Schönleber ❤️❤️❤️

100% Rhine Riesling

It presents itself brilliant straw yellow, consistent. An elegant, fine and wonderful nose where butter, citrus fruits and hydrocarbons live in perfect balance... but it is in the mouth that the wonder comes! It enters coherently, soft, fresh, opulent, structured, very savoury and with a very long fat finish.

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Tasting #9: Halenberg Riesling VDP Grosse Lage 2020, Emrich-Schönleber ❤️

100% Rhine Riesling

It presents itself pale straw yellow and brilliant, consistent. The nose enters elegantly with very floral notes of chamomile and an undertone of hydrocarbon. In the mouth it enters consistently with the same chamomile scent, balanced and savoury. Excellent drinkability.

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Tasting #10: Frühlingsplatzchen Riesling Spatlese VDP Grosse Lage 2022, Emrich-Schönleber ❤️❤️

100% Rhine Riesling

It presents itself pale straw yellow and brilliant, the nose is characteristic with sugary aromas and a hint of saffron just hinted at. In the mouth, it confirms great quality with great balance between sweetness and acidity and extraordinary drinkability.

Spatlese Riesling

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