The grape stem from the top locations of Binger Scharlachberg. This very warm and terraced vineyard is characterized by quartzite and slate from Devon. The soil shows a high concentration of iron which leads to a red glowing vineyard in the summer. Poor water penetration of this barren stony ground reduces the growth of the vines and enhances the ripening process of the extreme small tasty Riesling berries.
Rieslings from this vineyard show explosive aromas of firestones.
The very late harvest of the extremely ripe grapes is conducted by hand in stages of ripeness. Optimal extraction of aromas is being achieved by grinding grapes straight after picking and letting them rest for a few hours at the winey. After gently pressing the juice ferments with wild yeasts partly in stainless steel. The wine was bottled after 8 months on the yeast.
On the nose a slow release minerally notes like firestone and wild herbs. The full potential of exotic fruit, such as sweet apricot, passion fruit, line, and citrus fruit develop with more exposure to oxygen. A very long, structured and lasting finish.
Alcohol: 13,0% vol.
Res. sugar: 3,9 g/l
Acidity: 7,5 g/l