Dreissigacker Geyersberg Riesling Auslese 2010



The 2010 Geyersberg is pale yellow in colour, with an elegant aroma of concentrated, exotic fruits. The palate has pure, luscious lemon flavour, with fresh acidity and a lingering finish of honey. It is firm-structured and complex with the ability to age for several decades if required.

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. There are 21 hectares under vine, 55% of which are Riesling. Geyersberg is a single vineyard that lies within the village of Bechtheim. Jochen‘s 7 hectares of Geyersberg face due South, ensuring excellent flavour ripeness and sugar development. Soil is made up of loess and marl. The grapes were harvested by hand and the very small yield was the equivalent of 15hl/ha.

In 2010, there was nearly 40% of botrytis, or Noble Rot in the wine, accounting for the luscious character and concentrated fruit. After 5 hours of maceration on skins, the juice was fermented with wild yeasts in stainless steel tanks for 4 weeks at 16-18°C.  It remained in stainless steel tank until July 2011; no oak was used. Fermentation finished naturally, leaving over 160 grams per litre of residual sugar.

7.5% 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 Geyersberg Riesling Auslese 2010
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