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2015 Glöck Nierstein Riesling

Grosses Gewächs (GG)

StaatlicheWeinbaudomäne Oppenheim

Rheinhessen, Germany

The "Glöck" is the oldest documented vineyard in Germany, dating back to 742 AD. Adjoining the Saint Kilian's church and measuring only 5 acres, this vineyard is surrounded by a centuries old wall.

The Glöck is one of the top sites of the famous Red Slope and is exclusively owned by the Domain Oppenheim. 

This wine is undoubtedly one of the big German Rieslings and production is extremely limited and sought-after. Only 240 bottles made. Only 30 bottles imported to the US.

 

TASTING NOTE:

This exceptional Riesling offers a bouquet of pear, white peach and grapefruit with hints of honey, wrapped in profound minerality, reflecting the red slate soil and terroir of its vineyard. It is an elegant, complex wine with appetizing acidity, perfect balance and structure. We recommend to pair this dry Riesling with light dishes, seafood, trout, poultry and Asian cuisine.  

•Best served at 50-55°F

•Long ageing potential. This wine may be consumed now and will reach it's aromatic potential in about 2-3 years.

 

WINERMAKER'S NOTE:

•Hand harvested grapes

•Low yield (45 hl/ha = 1 vine = 1 bottle)

•12-24 hrs maceration

•On the lees for up to 8 months

•Spontaneously fermented with wild yeast

•Organic and sustainable production

STYLE:

•Grape: Riesling

•Dry

•Alc vol: 13.5%

•Residual Sugar: 3.6 g/l

•Acidity: 7.7 g/l

TERROIR: 

Niersteiner Glöck (Grosse Lage). It is the oldest site in Germany and part of the “Roter hang” or “Red Slope”, which is heralded as one of the best sites in the world.

Red slate soil with a loess top layer.

Niersteiner Glöck