Gut Hermannsberg Schlossbockelheimer Riesling 2012

The grapes come exclusively from the Schlossböckelheimer Kupfergrube, and thanks to these volcanic soils, the Schlossböckelheimer Riesling shows off a captivating personality.
SKU: 2163
$34.00

Details

Details

Golden-yellow gleaming out of the glass with the background aromas of flint. Refreshing herbal notes along with passion-fruit and grapefruit on the palate. The refined minerality is markedly perceptible in the slightly saline finish. A lively, spicy and herbaceous wine with elegant structure and refreshing fruit aromatics. The grapes come exclusively from the Schlossböckelheimer Kupfergrube, and thanks to these volcanic soils, the Schlossböckelheimer Riesling shows off a captivating personality. Soil: Melaphyre and volcanic rock covered by carbonate shale: thousands of man-hours were required to carve out a vineyard from a former copper mine and steep, solid rock. On the south-facing terraces, the grapes can ripen to perfection, transmitting a special minerality derived from the meager rocky soils.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard biodynamic
Winemaker Karsten Peter
Producer Gut Hermannsberg
Alcohol 12.50
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 6.20
Acidity (g/l) 6.80
Closure Screw Cap
Cellar Potential 2013 - 2016
Grape Variety 100% - Riesling
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Nahe

Region

Nahe


Nahe is an official wine-region in Germany, but has been classified only since 1971.

Before that, it was a source for mainly undistinguished "Rhine Wine."

Part of the state Rheinland-Pfalz, its wine-villages and towns are laid out along both sides of the Nahe river, which flows into the Rhine at Bingen.

There are currently more than 10,000 acres under vines, in which 75% of the vines grow white grapes, with Riesling the predominate variety.

The volcanic nature of its geography has led to a marvelous variety of soil-types porphyry, slate and sandstone sometimes occurring within the same vineyard site.

There are currently more than 10,000 acres under vines, in which 75% of the vines grow white grapes, with Riesling the predominate variety.

The volcanic nature of its geography has led to a marvelous variety of soil-types—porphyry, slate and sandstone sometimes occurring within the same vineyard site.

Subregion

Upper Nahe


Characterized by a striking diversity of soils including slate, sandstone, laphyre and porphyry, and progressively higher temperatures as you move downstream, the Upper Nahe features some of the most spectacular vineyard sites, like the Bastei or the Rotenfels.