This Dreissigacker, Riesling Auslese is beautifully aromatic with tropical and exotic fruits in abundance. Despite being sweet, its high acidity makes the wine wonderfully refreshing and prevents it from being clogging in any way. This is a great introduction to the Riesling Auslese style.
The organic Dreissigacker winery has an approach in the cellar that is as natural as possible. Winemaker Jochen Dreissigacker harvests only fully ripe grapes, which are pressed whole bunch. He then uses only wild yeasts to ferment the must. The wines aren't chaptalised, neither is 'süss-reserve' added to sweeten the wines after vinification to create the Auslese styles.
Jochen Dreissigacker has caused a considerable stir both in his native Germany and abroad, winning high praise and points wherever his wines are sold. His 45 hectares of vineyards are based in the Rheinhessen, which is currently undergoing what might be termed a 'Rheinhessen revival', with Jochen at its forefront. From the 2010 vintage, Jochen's wines all have organic certification and he also uses biodynamic methods for much of his estate (although he has chosen not to be certified).