Riesling Trocken "Winninger Hamm"


Within the town of Winningen, Hamm is a classic site. Hamm in German refers to the rocks or cliffs that a rivers flows into causing a bend or change in the rivers path; this site is therefore extremely close to the water and its reflections. This, combined with its southwest exposure, makes Hamm a favored site.  Very small terraces due to 100% steepness and grey-blue slate that is smaller in size create a drainage in this site that provide lower yields and smaller grapes.  

Eight to twelve hour maceration on skins, natural settling by gravity, spontaneous fermentation in 50% stainless steel and 50% neutral French oak, no chaptalization, no fining, no additions or reductions of any kind.  The wine develops 11 months on lees in tank and oak; filtered and sulphured minimally before bottling.

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