Connoisseurs know, Germany’s great noble variety can develop for decades in bottle. Riesling is famous to transmit the terroir of a vineyard and winemaker’s skill; expect power and purity. Crisp with honeyed aromas and great minerality. Elegant with a tantalising mouthfeel and lingering finish – a wine for the next generation.
Another warm growing season, showcasing a delectably hot summer, allowing this variety to ripen beautifully. We handpicked our Riesling at a tiny yield of only 700g per vine. Riesling is the great noble variety of Germany and could claim to be the world’s finest white grape variety on the basis of its longevity and ability to transmit the characteristics of a vineyard without losing Riesling’s own inimitable style.
Hans' Winemaking Comments+
'The grapes were whole bunch pressed then fermented and aged for 9 months in French oak puncheons, on its fine lees. No fining and only very light filtration.'
A true reflection of the terroir and winemaker’s skill, this Riesling is notable for its intensely aromatic nose coupled with a soft and creamy, yet powerful mouthfeel and lingering freshness. Crisp aromas of citrus fruit, ripe peach and Williams pear give way to a palate of lime, champagne grapefruit and exotic lychee, enhanced by fine herb notions. Well-balanced acidity and very long dry, refreshing finish to offer a tantalising taste sensation. Delicate with great power on the palate – truly scrumptious!
Technical Data +
|Rootstock||3309, Clone GM110|
|Soil||Shallow (<45 cm) stony, sandy, gravelly soil. Well drained, developed from stony alluvium. Not one row shows the same soil type.|
|Planting Density||5,500 vines/ha|
|Residual Sugar||<1 g/l|
Up to 10 years
Food Matching Suggestions+
Dry and elegant makes it one of the most versatile wines to match!