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Riesling Weilberg 2016
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Riesling Weilberg 2016

QbA Pfalz, Weingut Rings, 750 ml

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins30
Grape variety: Riesling
Producer: Weingut Rings
Origin: Deutschland / Pfalz
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Article nr. 15086716
Grape variety: Riesling
Producer: Weingut Rings
Origin: Deutschland / Pfalz
Other vintages:

Description

The Weilberg Riesling (VDP Grosses Gewächs) comes from the top vineyard in Ungstein on the northern Mittelhaardt. The vineyard soils have red Terra Rossa soil, which is very rich in iron and clay and produces an opulent, powerful Riesling. Weilberg is an elegant long-distance runner with a high ageing potential, enchanting with its harmonious, powerful character. The nose reveals a bouquet of ripe yellow fruit, stone fruit and vineyard peach. On the palate, citrus notes join the ripe peach notes. Exciting structure and animating acidity, yet very expressive and complex.

Attributes

Origin: Deutschland / Pfalz
Site / vineyard: Weilberg
Grape variety: Riesling
Label: Vegan
Ripening potential: 2 to 10 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Apéro pastries, Mild Asian dishes, Fish terrine, Roast veal with morel sauce, Giant crevettes, grilled langoustines, Asparagus specialities
Vinification: fermentation in steel tank, soft pressing, fermentation at low temperatures
Harvest: in several rounds (tries), hand-picking with simultaneous grape sel
Maturation: partly in steel tank, in demijohns
Bottling: no filtration
Acidity: 7,5 g/l
Volume: 13.0 %
Residual sugar: 3,2 g/l
Note: Contains sulphites
Producer

Weingut Rings

Weingut Rings, part of the Palatinate’s vineyard premier league, lies embedded in the sun-drenched Palatinate, right in the middle of the Freinsheim winegrowing district. For more than a decade, the new generation of the Rings family has been passionately concentrating on the ecological production of high quality dry wines. The hallmarks of Weingut Rings are well-balanced, dense wines with pronounced character and great cellar potential.

The Palatinate region, also known as the German Tuscany, really is a charming district. Its mild climate enables almond trees to blossom, figs and bergamot oranges to ripen, pines and cypress trees to grow and the finest wines to thrive. No wonder that the Romans felt so at home here!

The Rings family are based in Freinsheim, a few kilometres north of the small and picturesque spa town of Bad Dürkheim. In 2008, brothers Andreas and Steffen took over responsibility of the vineyard from their parents. The two highly qualified vintners restructured the entire production so that the company would carry out its own bottling. Before this, their father exclusively produced cask wine, as well as being involved in fruit cultivation. Their indefatigable striving for quality ensured that experts soon took notice. Quite deservedly, in 2012 the brothers were awarded the German Red Wine Award for their Portugieser Reserve 2009, and were therefore distinguished as THE newcomers. In 2015, the estate was accepted into the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates), and in 2017 was distinguished with 4 grapes by the Gault-Millau Wine Guide.

The original 12 hectares has since been expanded by a further 19 hectares. The estate owns high quality vineyards in the municipalities of Freinsheim, Ungstein and Kallstadt, and which have completely different soil properties. The most well-known sites are: in Freinsheim Das Kreuz, in Ungstein the Weilberg (around the Roman villa with its sensational view of the lowlands) and in Kallstadt the Saumagen. For a long time now, the brothers have been employing organic cultivation methods, and are currently in the process of becoming a certified organic winery. Their approach is to interfere with vinification as little as possible. The grape musts are fermented spontaneously without the addition of yeasts, and are in part only lightly filtered, or not at all. The yields are strictly controlled, and especially in the case of the single vineyard wines are kept very low.

The range of grape varieties grown includes international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, as well as varieties typical of this region, such as Riesling, Silvaner, Saint Laurent and Dornfelder.

Steffen and Andreas Rings’ motivation is to coax out the unique character of every site or indeed plot, and so to add their personal signature to each of their wines.

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Grape variety

Riesling

The cold-weather king

The Riesling is the flagship of the German wine industry. It grows from north to south in all growing areas. It is also comfortable in the neighbouring Alsace region and in Austria. Its specialty is being vinified to a variety of degrees of sweetness, from bone-dry wines to ice wine. Moreover, thanks to its spirited acidity, it ages better than many reds. The typical Riesling smells of citrus, peach and apricot, shows hints of flint, and with maturity develops an idiosyncratic petrol note. It reflects its terroir like hardly any other white variety. Thus, it often gets fuller and more aromatic in Austria than in Germany. In Alsace, in turn, it has a particular mineral taste. Riesling is a wonderful culinary companion. It fits well not only with fish and shellfish, but also takes the heaviness from hearty meals. And with a fine sweetness and acidity balance, it works wonders for Asian cuisine.

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Riesling
Region

Pfalz

Pfalz: Riesling meets Burgundy

Palatine winemakers manage the feat of vinifying top-tier crus from both white and red varieties. In addition, Riesling presents the same class here as Chardonnay and other Burgundy varieties. This versatility at high quality levels makes Germany’s second-largest wine region a trove of discoveries of all kinds. Tranquil winegrowing towns with a diverse range of culinary offerings and hotels make the Palatinate region a perfect wine travel destination.

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Country

Germany

Germany – Into the elite the hard way

Sitting in the heart of Europe, the hilly, lake-dotted landscape of Germany provides ideal, fertile soil for the most diverse vine varieties. From Albalonga to Zweigelt, over 140 different grape varieties are grown on about 100,000 acres, cared for by nearly 50,000 vintners. Most of these vintners are young, modern, internationally trained, inquisitive and urbane. It is hardly surprising, then, that German wine has a good reputation well beyond the country's borders.

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