"The south-easterly vineyard is on the middle and upper sloped of a hillside. A chain of hills to the west and north of the location protects the vineyards from cold winds. Due to the gradient and exposition of the land, the vineyards enjoy optimum exposure to the sun. Vines are more then 60-65 years old on limestone over clay marl and also some weathered chalky clay. Aged in wooden casks.
Violets, bluebells, like a woodland glade. shimmering with butterflies. This is spine-tingling: lacy, intricate, latticed gossamer. Crab apples and vineyard peach. Lome and yuzu and the cool-warm fragrance of lemongrass. Long. Hint of nuts in the finish. There is such massive complexity in this pearlescent, diaphanous tenuity of a wine that it's almost perplexing. Almost magical. Spell-binding." / Tamlyn Currin @ Jancis Robinson / 18 points
Groebe's 2020 Kirchspiel Riesling Grand Cru has a complex mineral structure. Its aromatic spectrum ranges from peach to citrus to apricots and mellow flint, which is typically associated with the Kirchspiel area.
Vineyard: The grapes that produced this wine were grown on vines that are more than 50 years old. The vineyard is located on the middle and upper slopes of a hillside in an area which extends in the south-easterly direction, embracing the historical part of Westhofen. A chain of hills to the west and north of the location protects the vineyards from cold winds. Due to the gradient and exposition of the land, the vineyards enjoy optimum exposure to the sun. The vineyard is classified as VDP Grosse Lage.
Soil: The Kirchspiel terroir comprises predominant of limestone then marleceous clay and also some weathered chalky clay.
Vinification: This dry wine matured in wooden casks.