• Story

› The vintage

After a number of low yield harvests, the 2016 production was normal.
Initially, cool, wet temperatures slowed the spring vegetative growth greatly. Fortunately, the weather improved but residual moisture created perfect conditions for mildew. Extra vigilance was demanded to protect the crop. An August heat wave and subsequent warm weeks until harvest created hydrique stress in some fields but the grapes eventually ripened perfectly.
Harvest began on September 20th and finished 7 weeks later.

› Situation

The Osterberg Grand Cru slopes face East -South East at an altitude of 250m to 350m.

› Terroir

This terroir is stony clay, calcareous marl soil which enjoys perfect sun expositions.

› Varietals

Riesling : 100%

› Specifications

Residual Sugar (g/l): 7.1 g/l
pH: 3.12
Acidity (g/l): 6.5 g/l
Alcohol content: 12.5 % % vol.

• Advice

› Serving

Can be aged 10-15 years. Keep on side between 10-15°C. Ideal serving temperature is between 8-10°C.

› Tasting notes

The nose is dominated by citrus fruits and white flowers. The mouth is pure and well structured. Final with lovely acidity and fresh minerality.
Excellent with scallops, lobster and fine fish recipes.

• Reviews

"A hint of chamomile accompanies notes of Cox Orange Pippin apples on the nose. The palate of this wine reveals apple tartness and juiciness on a slender, concentrated body. Lemon freshness pulsates through the wine and lingers on the long, dry apple finish. " [+]
93/100
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"This has a vibrant, spicy and attractively fresh nose with a wealth of ripe mangoes and peaches on offer. The palate has an impressive array of white peaches and good weight. Quite dry and chiseled at the finish. Drink or Hold." [+]
93/100
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