Dreissigacker Bechtheimer Stein Riesling Auslese 2008

£38.99

TASTING NOTE

Pale straw in colour, this wine has a fruity, rich and concentrated, yet very elegant nose with perfumes of ripe exotic fruit. A very elegant sweet wine, it is well balanced by acidity, aromas of ripe apricot and peach and very long finish.

Jochen’s approach in the winery is simple: to intervene as little as possible. Low yields and careful selection in the vineyard ensures excellent fruit. The estate has 21 hectares under vine, 55% of which are Riesling. The best vineyard sites include Stein, Hasensprung, Geyersberg and Rosengarten all within Bechteim village. Soils are made up of loess and marl.

The grapes are harvested by hand and the yield was 20 hectolitres per hectare. 25% of the grapes were botrytised. The maceration took up to 25 hours and the juice was fermented with natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks for four weeks at 16-18°C. Jochen Dreissigacker does not chaptalise any of his wines or add any ‘süss-reserve‘

8.5% abv

14th June, 2012

Tamlyn Currin & Jancis Robinson, 16 points

Light but focused nose. Very tense and with great ripeness, even a hint of botrytis? Very racy and open.

Dreissigacker Bechtheimer Stein Riesling Auslese 2008
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