Allendorf is working since 2000 with the Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim (geisenheim Research Centre, known today as Hochschule Geisenheim University) to reestablish the archetypal from of the Riesling in the Rehingau. Believing that its red skin colour will help it to adapt better to the even warmer climate. The dark colour pigments protect the berries against sunburn.
It took lots of patience and endurance on Allendorf's part to wait until enough vines had been grafted onto resistant rootstocks to enable us to plant the first vineyard with them in 2006.
Tasting notes: The wine exhibits aromas herbs and spices combined with fresh fruits. It displays elegance and a wealth of finesse on the tongue, accompanied by a rich fruitiness. The wine is characterised by a well-defined structure with an elegant acidity which keeps one coming back form more.
Food recommendation: This wine perfectly complements appetisers, fish and seafood, as well as veal.
Variety: Roter Riesling
Serving temperature: 8-12 Celsius
Alcohol: 12,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 9,3 g/l
Acidity: 7,9 g/l