Kirchspiel Riesling 2018

4.2/5 Vivino Rating

Grape: Riesling
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2018
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 Westhofen is also in a south facing location with limestone topsoil & clayish-marl & limestone chunks. 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. Hand-picked grapes kept in whole in the cooler overnight
before crushed by feet the next morning and gently pressed afterwards. Spontaneous fermentation and maturation in stainless steel (100%) for 1.5 years.  A racy Riesling full of character, ripe yellow apples, passion fruit, gooseberries, mandarins and apricots with a multi-facetted and complex structure. Certified organic.

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