2015 Oppenheimer Herrenberg Riesling Auslese

Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Oppenheim,

Rheinhessen, Germany

Made only of selected, overripe grapes grown on the steep slopes of the "Herrenberg" vineyard, facing the banks of the Rhine. This is a wonderful and special wine to be shared at a special occasion.

Only 250 cases made.

 

TASTING NOTE: 

This is a lusciously sweet wine made from selected, hand-harvested grapes. It offers intense aromas of honey, pear, peach, pineapple, as well as hints of mineral notes and petroleum. The residual sweetness is perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity. It is full bodied with a rich texture and a long finish. This is a great apéritif, and pairs well with lobster, light crab dishes, Asian food, fruit-based desserts as well as goat cheese.

•Best served at 50°F

 

WINEMAKER'S NOTE: 

The State Domain of Oppenheim is a unique winery with a rich history and various top sites representing the different soils typical to the region of Rheinhessen. These include five “Grosse Lagen”, producing “Grand Cru” quality wines.

The Domain specializes in Rieslings and Silvaners that are expressive of their terroir.

The historic winery also acts as an academy for vini- and viticulture.

 

TERROIR:

Oppenheimer Herrenberg, South-east facing, 30° slope, which is classified as "Grosse Lage", equivalent to "Grand Cru" or "Great Growth", The soil types are lime marl and loam.

 

STYLE:

•Grape: Riesling

•Lusciously Sweet

•Alc vol: 10.5%

•Residual Sugar: 103 g/l

•Acidity: 8.6 g/l

•Bottle size: 500 ml

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