"More linear then the Red Slate. Peppermint, green apple, touch of honeysuckle. Pretty, sucky stony, a super-light dusting of stone dusk. Tasting this wine is like seeing it through dappled-green spring tree leaves. It has that "shifting", "moving", light-through-shape quality with the luminousness of teee leaves in early spring." / Tamlyn Currin @ Jancis Robinson / 16 points
The grapes were grown on south-east bound vineyards, just a few kilometres from the mouth of the Nahe River just at the beginning of the wild romantic Middle Rhine Highlands.
Absolutely typical the black slate soil in this area, which gives the vines the best physical conditions, it collects the sun's rays during the day and releases the stored heat at night.
The age of the vineyard ranges from 12-30 years, the picking of the grapes took place in the second week of October. Fermentation and maturing took place in temperature controlled steel tanks. Number of bottles are 5000.
The wine in the glass shows a light yellowish colour, little sparking bubbles indicate a lively freshness. The fragrance can be described as tropical fruits like lychee.
The solid acidity and freshness makes it perfect to go along with fish, veal, and poultry.
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 5,2 g/l
Acidity: 6,7 g/l