The “Pur Mineral” is one of the basic Rieslings of the very well known Fürst Estate from Franken (Franconia). Its name obviously suggests a very mineral wine and the label was appealing enough for me to give it a try. First of all, the color is rather pale, but personally I don’t see color as such an important matter to rate, unless it is shockingly unnatural. I only take it as a hint indicating the wine’s weight or maybe for guessing the varietal or the origin of the wine in case of a blind tasting.
The nose was perfumed with straightforward fruit, peaches and an exotic touch, maybe a hint of quince. On the palate then it feels less appealing, maybe because the acidity leaves a bad impression. It’s not that it isn’t there, because it is there, it’s more about the quality of the acidity, it’s flat; it makes the wine feel a little sour instead of marking a punctual accent. The fruit is also there but less precise and elegant than in the nose. Then, the promised minerality appears and lasts throughout the finish which is medium long, but also shows a slight bitter note. So this wine would be a great basic Riesling for me if the acidity would be different. It tastes quite well for accompanying food though. But it’s definitely not a favorite of mine. Ok, it has a nice nose, some minerality, but the palate doesn’t really convince me – maybe a matter of taste. So I rate it subjective 82-84 points.