LEGENDEN Riesling 2015 - (Magnum)

91 Points - Falstaff

Grape: Riesling
Alcohol: 13% abv
Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2015
Format: 150cl (Magnum)
Classification: Gutswein (Estate Wine)
Region: Rheinhessen
Country: Germany




The grapes for this exceptional wine come from the oldest vines in our best locations in Bechtheim & Westhofen. LEGENDEN Riesling is released 4 years after vintage. This Riesling is limited to just 370 magnum bottles and has enormous aging potential and will only develop its full radiance after a few years. Until the harvest the different sites partly had different conditions. Not all locations were equally affected by the summer drought. However, almost everywhere there were first-class ripened grapes with high must weights. September turned out to be an almost perfect harvest month: during the day usually pleasant warmth, at night it cooled down, so that the grapes remained largely healthy and were able to develop intensive aromas. Organically produced wine. Grapes are harvested by hand late and highly ripe, maceration up to 48 hours with  spontaneous fermentation, maturation on the yeast for 12 months in 1200 litre barrels (40%) and stainless steel tanks (60%) and for 3 more years after bottling. Golden-yellow colour with straw yellow reflections. Nose is fresh and citric with concentrated and ripe Riesling aromas of yellow-fleshed fruits and limestone. On the plate a beautifully balanced dry Riesling with plenty of ripeness, elegant acidity and a long, delicate finish. This wine has a very high aging potential. Released for sale only in magnum bottles and four years after harvest. A wine for really special occasions and festivities. Enjoy with classy food or simply on its own. Certified Organic. Serving temperature: 11 – 13°C.

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