Wunderwerk Riesling 2017

3.9/5 Vivino Rating

Grape: Riesling
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2017
Format: 75cl
Classification: Ortsweine (Village Wine)
Region: Rheinhessen
Country: Germany




Frosts in April and hailstorms, especially in the Alzey-Worms district, were mainly responsible for a 20% lower harvest than the long-term average. Thus, the weather god showed himself merciful during the extremely early harvest, after it had rained heavily shortly before. The mild weather with its cold nights helped many grapes on the home stretch to a good ripeness and much aroma. The selectively hand-picked grapes for the Wunderwerk Riesling come from the biodynamically cultivated top vineyards of Bechtheim and Westhofen – Geyersberg, Kirchspiel and Morstein. Slightly crushed by feet and maceration up to 18 hours. Slowly pressed over several hours. Fermentation only with natural yeasts and matured in large oak barrels (30%) and stainless steel
(70%). One year on the yeast and another 4 years of storage after being bottled. This is not a typical Riesling, on the nose lime aromas are mixed with herbs and passion fruit. More conventional on the palate with ripe apples, apricot and pear dominating the flavours though accompanied by a herbal structure and a Riesling trademark minerality and high acidity.

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