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Katharina Wechsler, Westhofener Riesling, Rheinhessen 2017

£21.00

  • Type:

    White

  • Grape:

    Riesling

  • Country:

    Germany

  • Grape Blend:

    Riesling 100%

  • Region:

    Rheinhessen

  • Vegan:

    No

  • Organic:

    Yes (in conversion)

  • ABV:

    13.5%

  • Winemaker:

    Katharina Wechsler

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

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Description

On the nose this Riesling shows initial signs of maturity and great precision. It has quite intense aromas of ripe yellow apple, peaches and apricots with a flinty minerality and tropical fruits on the palate with a long clean finish.

  • Production Notes
  • Producer
  • Delivery Information

Vineyards: This late release Riesling comes from three vineyards in Westhofen: Morstein, Kirchspiel, Benn. The soils consist of limestone and loamy clay.

Winemaking: After a cold soak of approximately 12 hours, the wine is spontaneously fermented.

Katharina is one of many shining lights of a new generation of winemakers that cement Rheinhessen's reputation as a serious wine region for extraordinary quality. Following a Media career she decided in her 30’s to leave Berlin to start training as a winemaker, for which she also spent some significant time with Klaus Peter Keller. Back in 2012, she then took over the family estate in Westhofen and never looked back. Since then she has continuously improved quality and is currently in the process of converting to organic while also practicing biodynamics in her vineyards. The estate covers about 17ha with south facing vineyards and an average vine age of 50+ years.

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