Elegant, floral, grapefruits, chalk, pear and red apple. This is a dry and relatively soft Riesling that offers lovely drinking now. It is well balanced and shows good chalky/white stone notes on the finish.
Philipp Wittmann is determined to make quality wine at all costs. Wines that speak of where they are grown and that will age gracefully. Low crops, biodynamic vineyards and intensive vineyard management start the process. Then in the winery is about letting the grapes speak. Its hard to argue with his methods when you taste his wines.
Riesling – One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety for quality wine production although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Wonderful wines are found in Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. It is a wonderful grape. See more about Riesling here.
Trocken – ‘Dry’. It means the wine has little to no residual sugar. It will appear to be lighter, more acidic and less fruity then a wine with some residual sugar.
Rheinhessen – The largest of the German regions but second to Pfalz in terms of production. Riesling is still king but the varied climates allow producers to play around with other red and white varieties with great success.