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Heymann-Lowenstein, Kirchberg GG Riesling 2018
Peaches and nectarines are pronounced on the nose with hints of apple strudel and mango dessert adding great complexity. on to the palate it is mouth-filling and seemingly almost off-dry, but the ripe fruit is carried succinctly by mouth-watering acidity shutting that notion down. A stunning example of ripe Mosel Riesling.
The grapes undergo meticulous sorting in the vineyards; then the juice is given 24 to 48 hours skin contact, before fermenting to as close to full dryness as possible. Crucially, Reinhard aims to incorporate between 10 and 20 percent botrytised fruit to his dry wines, imparting complexity and richness. The wines usually achieve around 12 percent alcohol, as they aren’t bottled until well into the summer, unlike more classical Mosel styles, which are bottled in March or April. The result is a wine with great personality and energy.
The Estate was created in 1980, with the first few years identifying top sites, before settling on five hectares of prime slate slopes. Since then, the estate has grown to 15 hectares, incorporating sites in the Von Blauem, Kirchberg, Stolzenberg, Rottgen and Uhlen vineyards. This landscape is both beautiful and wild. It is made up of a patchwork of soil types, many of which influence the characters of the wines.
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