VINTAGES is unique and new to the German wine world and is intended to show how much fun, soul and variety there is in combining several vintages that complement each other perfectly. It is a wine that gives a foretaste of where the world of mature Rieslings can lead by combining several vintages, different weather patterns, maturation stages, personal intuition and above all a fusion of aromas.
This idea is new, since in Germany and at Dreissigacker as well normally the focus is on vintage-related development in order to bring out the special characteristics of every single vintage. VINTAGES should deliberately deviate from this.
This Riesling shows the fresh and young aromas and the freshness of the 2020 vintage, the elegance of the 2019 vintage, has the balance, the rounded and developed style as a strong middle of the 2018 vintage and the fine ripe aromas of a carefully matured wine from the 2017 vintage in the finale.
Hand-picked grapes, gentle pressing, cold maceration period up to 8 hours, spontaneous fermentation with natural yeasts, fermentation and maturation in stainless steel (80%) and 1200L German oak barrels (20%). Light straw yellow colour with aromas of white flowers, citrus and apple. Palate has great juiciness and fruitiness, well balanced minerality and a superb finish. 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.