RS 15 g/l, TA 9 g/l. Bottled one week before tasting. Smells like fresh-pressed peach juice. There’s something medicinal on the palate, streaked with mint and lime, and prickling the tongue with freshness and bright salty crunch. Long and exciting. (Written by Tamlyn Currin – JancisRobinson.com)
Description:The Saarfeils is a perfectly south-facing slope along the Saar, one of the warmest sites in this sub-region, and located at a 90° bend on this north/south river. Twice in history the river has changed course and, in doing so, left its sand and gravel sediments to join the older slate sub-soils. This mix imparts a feather-like delicacy to the wines. These are fruit-driven wines and labeled with the assignation ‘Saarfeilser’.
This Riesling shows spicy notes in the nose paired with citrus flavours. The hint of natural residual sweetness balances its lively acidity, which creates an amazing fruity impression on the palate. It finishes off with an appealing, almost salty minerality which cleanses the pallet for the next sip. This makes it the perfect match with light and spicy dishes.
Age of vines: Vines planted between 1963 – 1964
Vinification: Fermented by indigenous yeast in large oak cask
Drinking temperature: 6-8°C
Alcohol: 11,5 %
Res. sugar: 14,0 g/l
Acidity: 8,9 g/l