Vineyard: The Ocfen 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 wines' roots. This results in wines with a great mineral impact. The top go 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.
Wine: A powerful Auslese, which means "selection". Only very ripe and noble grapes were chosen for this full-bodies wine. Its expressive fruit and enormous length are typical for a Saar Riesling and the overall perfect vintage. This wine is rich, complex and multi layered with an exceptional ageing potential of several decades. The floral and spicy notes, typical for the Ockfener Bockstein vineyard, are reminiscent of minerality, wild flowers and citrus flavours.
Vinification: Fermented by indigenous yeasts in large oak casks.
Age of vines: 40-60 years
Drinking temperature: 8 - 12 Celsius
Alcohol: 8,5% vol.