This is a fun parlor wine. Very serious and complex and yet immense in context. This is a wine that will fool many for Burgundy or Alsace, due to the breadth (Alsatianness) and chunky minerality (Puligny). It is 90% Pinot Blanc, or known in German as Weissburgunder. The Weissburgunder hails from Geisenheimer Dachsberg while the Riesling comes from the Grand Cru site, Erbacher Siegelsberg.
Natural creaminess of the Weissburgunder seems to have been underscored by the lees contact and subtle oxidation afforded by small barrels; apple and honeydew melon fruit are lusciously ripe yet this displays considerable lift not to mention juiciness; while wet stone; savory chicken stock; apple pip; and nut oils lend interest and allure to a long finish.
- Region: Rheingau
- Varietal: 90% Weissburgunder - 10% Riesling (Grand Cru)
- Vintage: 2010
- Vineyard: Geisenheimer Dachsberg (Weissburgunder) - Erbacher Siegelsberg (Riesling)
- Vine Age: 28 years old
- Yield: 2.7 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Loess & Loam over Quarzite (Weissburgunder) - Clay over Marl (Riesling)
- Residual Sugar: 4.6 grams per liter
- Oak: 12 months in seasoned American barrique (Weissburgnder) - Stainless Steel (Riesling)
- Production: 125 cases
The Rheingau has many faces. In the course of centuries, a unique cultural landscape evolved from a colorful mix of ideals and goals. This is where Riesling grows, under the cover of mild skies between the Rhine and the vine-clad slopes of the western Taunus foothills. The viticultural landscape along the Rhine is well worth a visit – a region... Learn More »
WEINGUT STEFAN BREUER
What the iconic producer of Schloss Johannisberg and Georg Breuer started, Künstler and Weil have continued and improved along in many ways has allowed for the rising stars of the Rheingau to have a stage to perform. These producers include the likes of Josie Leitz and Stefan Breuer. Learn More »
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