The grapes are picked in vineyards belonging to the village of Ruppertsberg with their soils of red and yellow sandstone. Spontaneously fermented in Burgundian Pièces and 500 litre barrels. An aroma of lemon skins with a hint of flint and white elderberry flowers. A clear and distinctive acidity with roasted nut overtones ensures a long finish. The texture is fine and yet creamy, with elegant acidity and remarkable structure. Bottled without filtration or the use of pumps.
Von Winning’s GG (Grosses Gewächs) vineyard with the highest elevation, surrounded by Paradiesgarten. Light, sandy soil, cool afternoons and nights. Sandstone. Floral aromas and intense apricot. Very fine and elegant with great concentration and length. Fermentation in 100% new oak gives this Riesling a voluptuous character, with apple, hazelnut and spiced honeyed melon and citrus components. Very weighty.
From vineyards on the plateau above Grainhu¨bel and behind the winery. Sandstone and limestone. 100% new oak fermentation. Ripe peach, papaya and apricot. Spicy, salty and creamy. Great acidity and lots of tension.
The Ungeheuer of Forst is one of Germany’s most famous vineyard sites. Riesling from here was poured at the opening ceremony of the Suez Canal in Egypt in 1869. The soil is based on sandstone with an ancient coral reef and volcanic basalt on top. Fermented and aged in 500l oak barrels for 10 months. Dry apricot, earthy notes, and a hint of smoke on the nose resolve on a palate that is balanced and lengthy, with a strong umami character to balance out the flinty minerality and extremely restrained stonefruit character. This wine explodes on your taste buds and remains there with a never-ending echo.
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