"The south-easterly vineyard is on the middle and upper sloped of a hillside. A chain of hills to the west and north of the location protects the vineyards from cold winds. Due to the gradient and exposition of the land, the vineyards enjoy optimum exposure to the sun. Vines are more then 60-65 years old on limestone over clay marl and also some weathered chalky clay. Aged in wooden casks.
Violets, bluebells, like a woodland glade. shimmering with butterflies. This is spine-tingling: lacy, intricate, latticed gossamer. Crab apples and vineyard peach. Lome and yuzu and the cool-warm fragrance of lemongrass. Long. Hint of nuts in the finish. There is such massive complexity in this pearlescent, diaphanous tenuity of a wine that it's almost perplexing. Almost magical. Spell-binding." / Tamlyn Currin @ Jancis Robinson
Rating: 18 out of 20
Wine: The Kirchspiel Riesling Grand Cru has a complex mineral structure and an aromatic spectrum that ranges from peaches and citrus fruits to apricots and mellow flint - typically associated with the Kirchspiel.
Vineyard: The vineyard is classified as VDP Grosse Lage. VPD. GROSSE LAGE (Grand Cru) is the highest classification of quality for German vineyards.
Located on the upper slopes of a south-easterly hillside, the vineyard is located in the historical part of Westhofen. A chain of hills to the west and north of the location protects the vineyards from cold winds. Due to the gradient and exposition of the land, the vineyards enjoy optimum exposure to the sun. The Kirchspiel terrain is composed predominantly of limestone, as well as weathered chalky clay. The vines here are over 50 years old.
Vinification: Maturation of the wine takes place in traditional wooden casks.
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Res. sugar: 4,7 g/l
Acidity: 7,6 g/l