Vineyard: The Kirchberg is the protected core of the Kleine Kalmit, a southern southwest slope, partially cross-grazed. The Kalmit was formed during the subsidence of the Upper Rhine Graben in the Tertiary. The soil has a porous land snail limestone as a base and top soils such as loess, marl or slope loam. This mixture makes this terrain so special. Kirchberg is an old Ilbesheimer vineyard site. Because of the exceptionally good conditions and the high lime content, the former viticultural school received an experimental vineyard for Pinot Blanc already in the 50's.
Wine: Juicy classic Riesling, radiant and with fine fruit expressions. At the same time a spicy light stony minerality and flinty. Vibrant acidity, powerful in the mouth with length, depth and maximum elegance. A very characterful Riesling - definitely a long-distance runner and long-lasting.
Vinification: After the selective harvest by hand, the grapes are sorted again in the winery and processed very gently to optain the best possible finesse, freshness and tension. The grapes are only light crushed. Without maceration, the grapes are pressed, lightly pre-clarified and fermented with natural yeasts. Maturation in big wooden barrels (Halbstück). Storage on the full lees until July 2022.
Can be kept for more then 10 years.
Drinking recommendation: Seafood in all variations, especially good with oysters or scallops.
Drinking temperature: 13 Calsius
Alcohol: 12,0% vol.
Res. sugar: 6,3 g/l
Acidity: 7,7 g/l