Aulerde Riesling 2018

4.1/5 Vivino Rating

Grape: Riesling
Alcohol: 13% abv
Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2018
Format: 75cl
Classification: Einzellage (Single Vineyard)
Region: Rheinhessen
Country: Germany




Challenging but favourable vintage: Hot, dry and sunny summer with an early flowering and a fast ripening process. The weather conditions continued into the harvest, allowing many grapes to stay on the vine right up to October. Of course, the drought also led to water stress in some regions. Since temperate heat and cool nights dominated in September and October the grapes
remained healthy and were able to develop intensive aromas. Marl and loess clay are the dominant parts of the Aulerde soils. The location combines the minerality of the Westhofen with a tremendous maturity and complexity. By expanding in large oak barrels, the properties are further refined. With skin contact up to 36 hours, spontaneous fermentation in 100% wooden barrel & left for a long time on its lees. This Riesling is amazingly precise & well structured. Certified organic.

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