"Violets, bluebells, like a woodland glade shimmering with butterflies. This is spine-tingling: lace, intricate, latticed gossamer. Crab apples and vineyard peach. Lime 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
Wine: With the classification level VDP. AUS ERSTEN LAGEN, they distinguish first-class vineyards with their own individual character. The growing conditions for the vines must be optimal.
Typically, this is reflected in the fact that wines from these sites have reliably shown high quality over a long period of time.
The grapes come from old Riesling vineyards in Aulerde and Kirchspiel. The harvest is in October before the grapes get fully ripe Rielsing berries with intense fruit flavours.
The grapes from the Aulerde give the wine a rich and hints of exotic fruits, the ones from the Kirchspiel site its minerality and elegance.
Vineyards: From the glacial valley of the Rhine rise the south-southeast vineyards of Westhofen on to the edge of the plateau. Protected from the east and southeast slopes of the Kirchspiel the Aulerde is located in halfway up the slope. Both sites Aulerde and Kirchspiel classified as VDP. Grosse Lage.
Soil: Aulerde is marked by loess loam and clayey location, even gravelly sands in the ground. The skeletal structure is very low. A small part of the real sand of the soil here is well grained and usually easy to edit in a row.
In the core areas of the Kirchspiel we are dealing with clay to do with strong skeletal limestone deposits. The deeper soil is dominated by limestone rocks.
Alcohol: 13,0% vol.
Res. sugar: 7,5 g/l
Acidity: 5,9 g/l