Hasensprung Riesling 2017

4.1/5 Vivino Rating

Grape: Riesling
Alcohol: 13% abv
Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2017
Format: 75cl
Classification: Einzellage (Single Vineyard)
Region: Rheinhessen
Country: Germany




The single vineyard wines are selected and carefully processed from only the oldest and best vineyards. The autonomy of traditional grape varieties, combined with the soil and the layers, creates wines that reflect their expression and maturity including all the peculiarities of their origin. These are precise and exciting wines. This vineyard in Bechtheim characterised by heavy clay based soil is in another south facing location & is the coolest but probably the most aromatic Riesling from the whole range. Frosts in April and hailstorms, especially in the Alzey-Worms district, were mainly responsible for a 20% lower harvest than the long-term average. Thus, weather was merciful during the extremely early harvest, after it had rained heavily shortly before. The mild weather with its cold nights helped many grapes on the home stretch to a good ripeness and much aroma. Selectively hand-picked grapes, skin contact up to 70 hours and spontaneous fermentation in 20% wooden barrels & 80% stainless steel vats. Wine is left on its lees for a whole year. Pale yellow colour with green reflexes. Nose is very mineral with tasty pear and some earthy notes. Good structure on palate, again pear nuances, refereshing acidity, a creamy texture, and a long & complex finish. Certified Organic. Serving temperature: 10 – 14°C.