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%