We handpicked our Riesling grapes on 11th April 2013 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.
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 intensly 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!
|Rootstock||3309, Clone GM110|
|Vine age||10 years|
|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