So much composure. Driving the mineral line. Quinine and salt, white-knuckle tension, deep-structure power. The oak holds way back, leaving the wine to tell its story. Ripe nectarine. Very exciting, serious, pure and intentional." / Tamlyn Currin @ Jancis Robinson / 17 points
Site: Kirchberg its he heart of the "kleine Kalmit". The "kleine Kalmit" is a little hill (272m) that was formed during the Tertiary and the sinking of the Upper Rhine Rift. The area around the Kleine Kalmit Hill in the Palatinate is called the classical the classical square mile of geology, because it consists of a unique combination of rock. The soil is extremely calcareous. The Kirchberg is exposed to the southwest and it is a very old terraced vineyard. In this vineyard we do almost all work by hand.
Wine: Minerally elegant Riesling, long finish on the palate, highly aromatic, fine saltines spuristic, crystal clear Riesling with elegant fine acid structure.
Vinification: After the selective hand-picking, the grapes are sorted again in the winery and processed very gently to obtain the best possible finesse, freshness and tension. The grapes are only lightly crushed. Without maceration, the grapes are pressed, lightly pre-clarified and fermented with natural yeasts. Maturation in wood barrels.
Drinking recommendation: Seafood in all variation, especially good with oysters, scallops, poularde from the oven.
Drinking temperature: 12°C
Alcohol: 13,0% vol.
Res.sugar: 2,5 g/l
Acidity: 7,1 g/l