A man-made vineyard, created in the mid nineteenth century when they built a 10m high wall at the bottom of the slope and filled it with red sandstone, lime, loam and basalt.
Smells like rain on dust. Super dry and sculpted. This has steely nerve, Spartan-like. Not much flesh, apart from white grapefruit and a trail of white pepper. But just when you start to think it’s all edges, there are soft white flowers to lift the end. (Written by Tamlyn Currin – JancisRobinson.com)
The “HOHENMORGEN” was harvested on 10th of October by hand. The yield was only 32 hl/ha to assure a concentrated, rich wine. The grapes were carefully pressed and the must was fermented in stainless-steel tanks and traditional huge oak casks. After the fermentation the wine was left for another five months on the lees with batonage and was bottled in June.
The “HOHENMORGEN is again a very rich almost creamy Riesling with power and a huge ageing potential. Aromas of ripe peach and apricot, as well as herbal notes combined with a minerality and spice, which gives a lot of character to the wine. Enjoy the “HOHENMORGEN” now as a young and powerful Riesling or within the next decade when the richness and the "Terroir" character increases.
Alcohol: 13,0% vol.
Res. sugar: 1,3 g/l
Acidity: 6,7 g/l
This is an organic wine.