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.
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 liter 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.
Rheinhessen is a very famous wine region in Germany, located in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is one of the country’s 13 official wine regions and is known for its rich winemaking history and high-quality wines. Rheinhessen is the largest wine-producing region in Germany, covering an area of approximately 26,500 hectares of vineyards.
Rheinhessen lies to the west of the Rhine River and is bordered by the Nahe wine region to the northwest and the Pfalz wine region to the south. The region’s landscape is characterized by gently rolling hills and a temperate climate that is influenced by the river.
Climate & Terroir
Spring in Rheinhessen tends to be cool, which can be challenging for the early growth of grapevines. Frosts can occur in spring, posing a risk to the young buds.
Summers in Rheinhessen are generally warm, allowing the grapes to ripen and develop their flavors. However, the presence of the Rhine River and its cooling effect helps to prevent extreme heat waves.
The region benefits from a relatively long growing season, allowing the grapes to reach full maturity. This extended ripening period contributes to the development of complex flavors and balanced acidity in the wines.
The region’s moderate climate with warm days and cool nights in autumn is particularly favorable for the late ripening grape varieties like Riesling. This combination helps the grapes retain acidity while achieving sufficient sugar levels, leading to the production of high-quality wines.
Ideal drinking temperature 11° Celsius.