Westhofener Aulerde Riesling Auslese 2015

Westhofener Aulerde Riesling Auslese 2015

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Grape: Riesling
Alcohol: 8% abv
Type: Sweet White
Vintage: 2015
Format: 37.5cl
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 with unique minerality through limestone and limestone rocks. Until the harvest partly very 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.

Hand-picked grapes, whole cluster pressing, spontaneous fermentation at 16-18°C with wildyeast, maturation in stainless steel. High complexity and elegance with a fantastic minerality with aromas of wild lavender. On the palate the rich sweetness is diminished by a nice acidity, which makes the wine wonderfully fresh and supplemented by a
light minerality. A perfect companion to more lighter type of desserts or fruits, but also a pure treat on it’s 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 8° Celsius.

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