Vineyard: The KIRCHENSTUCK is the most prestigious vineyard in the Pfalz (Palatinate-region) and by this the Romanée-Conti of the Pfalz. The KIRCHENSTUCK vineyard has only 3,67 ha of size. It is the only vineyard in the entire region, which was ranked by the highest ground-ranking (65 points) in 1828 by the government of the Bavarian Kingdom. The slope is situated just on the brim of the village of Forst behind its church!
Sandy loam with clay structure. Partly influenced by limestone and the in Forst so typical basalt – of volcanic origin. The KIRCHENSTUCK is partly surrounded by a brick-wall almost like a „clos”. The vineyard with the highest variation of stony in-layers.
Wine: The grapes come from the oldest plot of our Kieselberg, planted in 1979. A small part of the hand-picked grapes were destemmed and fermented on the mash, the largest part was gently pressed. The must was pre-clarified by sedimentation and then fermented partly in stainless steel tanks and partly in traditional wooden barrels. The fermented grapes were also pressed after 7 days and the fermenting must was transferred to the wooden barrel.
The individual batches were combined shortly before filling in July.
The Kieselberg Riesling GG shows in the nose hints of stone fruit like mirabelle plum and peach, but also some apple.
In the mouth dense with elegant acidity, fine minerality and long finish.
A wonderful companion to the upscale cuisine with light meat, fish and poultry with light sauces
Give the Kieselberg another 305 years bottle maturity before you drink it.
Alcohol: 13,0% vol.
Res. sugar: 4,8 g/l
Acidity: 7,4 g/l