Layers of honeyed wax and exotic flowers and lime and spice. Long and lanky with some sinew. Incredibly long and gliding as sharply and smoothly as an ice skater. (Written by Tamlyn Currin – JancisRobinson.com)
Ockfen is an ancient wine town located in one of the Saar River’s tributaries. It became famous through its outstanding vineyard site of “Ockfener Bockstein”, which is a steep, south-facing slope. The soil consists of hard, gravelly slate rock, which has a very fine, powdery surface easily absorbed by the vines’ roots. This results in wines with a great mineral impact. The top of the hill is densely covered with forests, which collects the rain and retains the moisture, so that it drains consistently through the vineyard soil, preventing water stress of the vines in even the driest seasons.
Gorgeous minerality on the nose with notes of wet stones and white fruit. Intense interplay between succulent sweet fruit and crisp acidity. Fantastic balance and complexity on a long finish.
Age of vines: 40 – 60 years
Vinification: Fermented by indigenous yeast in large oak cask
Drinking temperature: 6-8°C
Res. sugar: 57.4 g/l
Acidity: 9,8 g/l