Gernot Kollmann is the man at Immich-Batteriberg, formerly at Van Volxem and Knebel among others, to run the property and to vinify the wines. Coincidentally, Gernot had a strong interest in Immich-Batterieberg years before and even sought investors for this once-renowned estate but to no avail. Since taking over, Gernot’s first two vintages have been an enormous success.
The 2015 Riesling Enkircher Steffensberg is from ungrafted vines rooting in a rather reddish colored slate. The wine opens with a very clear, fresh, bright and precise bouquet of ripe and concentrated Riesling flavors along with spicy aromas and notes of lemon confit, iron and crushed stones. Highly elegant on the palate and with very nice tannin structure, this is a complex, very aromatic and superbly balanced Riesling with lots of salt, tension and great finesse. The finish is round and long and continues the great elegance of the palate. This is probably Gernot Kollmann's most accessible and stylish Riesling in 2015.
93 Points - Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate 229