Schloss Reinhartshausen 2016 Erbach Hohenrain Riesling “Old Vines”

Schloss Reinhartshausen 2016 Erbach Hohenrain Riesling “Old Vines”

Regular price £22.95

Our Grand Cru site is amongst the best in the world. For the cellar masters of Schloss Reinhartshausen it is both an honour and a pleasure to be able to accompany these benchmark sites. The grapes of these Grand Cru are gently pressed by horizontal wooden presses involving intense manual labour.
The Hohenrain located above the old centre of Erbach, is situated on the south-facing slope with a gradient of 10%. This guarantees sun until early evening hours. The site is protected from harsh westerly-winds by a wall of 3 meters. In 1519 the site was mentioned for the first time as “wingard des reyngen” and in 1543 as the “Hohenreine”. The term “Rhain” means a slope at the edge of agricultural land near communities, which means the wine site is a neighbour to the sites of the community - the village Kiedrich. In the Hohenrain you find deep loess-loam and tertiary marly soil.
The vines do have very deep roots related to their age. Therefore they show intensive fruit aromas. Ripe, white vineyard peach, apricot and yellow citrus fruit.

Alcohol:          12,0% vol.
Res. sugar:     8,8 g/l
Acidity:           7,3 g/l