"An exquisite nose. Cherry blossom, apples, tiny elder-flowers, lime bonbon, pixelated acidity, shimmering like a dragonfly in the mouth. A tiny dancer on tip toes. Such a joy to taste - there is sheer pleasure in every molecule of this wine." / Tamlyn Currin @ Jancis Robinson / 16.5 points
The Riesling 1763 is a refreshing, classic and elegant wine that offers pure drinking pleasure. It's name recalls the year the K. F. Groebe winery was founded by Johann Michael Groebe.
One of Groebe's finest quality wines, the grapes come from a 20 year old Rielsing vines from the Aulerde site. Harvested at the end of September / beginning of October, the Riesling berries had time to mature, giving the wine its intense fruit flavours that almost reach the Spätlese level.
Vineyard: The glacial valley of the Rhine rises in the south-east. There, the Westhofener vineyard can be found on the edge of a high plateau, sheltered by the valley slopes. The site is classified as VDP.Grosse Lage.
Soil: The vineyard's well drained soil is rich in loess loam and clay with gravelly sandstone underground. The skeleton percentage is very low.