THE MOST FAMOUS GERMAN WHITE WINE
Riesling is the best known and most important German white wine variety. Just like Pinot Noir, Riesling prefers the cooler climatic wine-growing regions (Cool Climate Wine Regions). It feels particularly at home on the barren steep slopes along the river valleys. The heat-storing slate soils offer optimal conditions for this slowly ripening grape variety, whose characteristic feature is its fruity acidity.
The Riesling has its origin in the Rheingau, where the Carolingian King Ludwig the German (843-876) probably had it cultivated for the first time. The noble grape variety is said to have spread from here to the German wine-growing regions at the end of the Middle Age. In 1775 the Spätlese was discovered in the Rheingau, at the former Johannisberg monastery.
In the Rheingau region, Riesling now accounts for almost 80 percent of the area under cultivation. Depending on the location and soil type, white wines of different nuances are produced from this terroir-influenced grape variety, which have enormous potential and an immense longevity in ripening.
"OUR RIESLINGS ARE ALL ABOUT THE DRINKING FLOW."
Riesling must never be muscular and broad-shouldered, but must - regardless of the alcohol content - always be fine, refreshing, crystal clear and light on the palate. With Riesling, the flow of the drink is the most important thing for us. "But "drinking flow" does not mean "shallowness".
And this is what our base Riesling "The Daily August" and our village wines do as well as our wines from Ersten Lagen (Premier Crus) and Grossen Lagen (Grand Crus). Filigree and with profound complexity, they reflect the terroir of their vineyards. They always enjoy a long fine yeast storage in stainless steel tanks and thus bring with them a high ripening potential. Further details and descriptions of our various Rieslings can be found in our online shop.