Blauschiefer is one tier up from Ulli Stein’s entry level wine. But if you’ve ever seen pictures of the Mosel vineyards you’ll understand that there’s no such thing as entry-level grape growing to be done there. All of the grapes used for this wine come from very steep, slated vineyards such as Himmelrich and Stein’s own mountain: Palmberg. The wine offers a beautiful nose of pear, white peach and lots of minerality. It’s payful and light-footed while at the same time mouth-watering and surpsingly zesty for balmy 2018.