Riesling Vom Grauen Schiefer
Alcohol: 11 % Vol
Residual sugar: 8,1 g/l
Acidity: 6,9 g/l
“Vom grauen Schiefer“ translates to “on the grey slate”. The grapes for this wine grow, as the name suggests, on the steep slopes of the Pündericher Marienburg, where grey slate is the predominant soil structure. The soil gives the Riesling its distinctive saline minerality and flavors reminiscent of white and yellow peaches. The grapes get handpicked at the end of October at about 85-90° Oechsle. They get pressed very gently and will ferment spontaneously in old “Fuder” barrels. In the cool cellar, fermentation often lasts until summer. After around 10 to 11 months on the lees in the barrel the wines get bottled with minimal sulfur.
Stone dust and lemon/lime flavors surge through the nose and palate in a wine of extremely fine purity and energy.