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2016 Oelberg Nierstein Riesling

Grosses Gewächs (GG)

StaatlicheWeinbaudomäne Oppenheim

Rheinhessen, Germany

TASTING NOTE: 

This exceptional wine offers a bouquet of spicy minerality with hints of passion fruit, a strong texture and an intense finish with earthy notes. We recommend to pair this dry Riesling with lamb or roasted venison. 

•Best served at 50-55°F

•Long ageing potential. 

 

WINEMAKER'S NOTE: 

•Hand harvested grapes

•Spontaneously fermented with wild yeast

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

•12-24 hrs maceration

•On the lees for up to 8 months

•Sustainable production

•Only 55 cases produced. 

 

TERROIR:

Niersteiner Oelberg (Grosse Lage). It is a top site of the “Roter Hang” or “Red Slope”, which is heralded as one of the best sites in the world to grow Riesling. Red slate soil.

 

STYLE:

•Grape: Riesling

•Dry

•Alc vol: 13%

•Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/l

•Acidity: 7.8 g/l