GKF-244

Dautenpflanzer Riesling Grosses Gewachs, Kruger-Rumpf

Produced from a very steep, south facing section of old vines, planted in the 1950s. The vine material is a very old Nahe Clone (365 Finkenaurer, the name of the winery where this was selected in Bad Kreuznach) and no herbicides or no chemical fertilizers are used. Harvested in second and third week of October at 45 hectoliters per hectare, grapes are harvested and pressed whole cluster with skin contact for 6-8hours –maceration occurs in the press prior to pressing. Fermentation is entirely in Neutral stuckfass (Hösch) until the end of April. The wine is  racked into steel in May and bottled a month later in June.

Total Acidity – 8.3 grams per Liter

Residual Sugar – 3.5 grams per Liter

Alcohol by Volume – 13%

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Germany
Region:
Nahe
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

Wonderful exotic aromas like if irises had orgasms; ferrous and almost like a Wachau wine or a Piri from Nigl; mizuna and grill- marks and leaf-smoke; stern and dry but assertively expressive, but it’s not a wine for sensual hedonists. – Terry Theise

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
94
Date:
2016-12-30