Straw yellow, smooth viscosity, distinctive aromas of juicy Williams Crist pear, fully blossoming jasmine and acacia, recalls a first rain drop on a warm slate soil, subtle notes of green tea, fruit-driven yet serious enough. Rather dry, however coming with a structured acidity embedded into a very compact, yellow-fruity body, again pear pulp, very balanced, elegant style with great reserves – the top-quality white wine grapes of this (challenging) vintage. Still salty finish.
Pheseant in salt crust, frittata with chanderelles, goat cheese-pear tarte with pignoli, cold almond soup with fried olives, herb-crusted char en papillote, with fresh pretzel sticks and banana butter and fine gouda – in our opinion, a real life style snack.
Harvested on September 27, 2014 from the traditional single vineyard Geier Umriss with pure slate weathering soils. Very selective manual picking into small boxes.
Destemming, 18 hours maceration, gentle pressing, unchilled fermentation in stainless steel tanks with malolactic fermentation, fermentation stopped in the third week of June – a microbiological wonder.
|Serving temperature||12 °C, take the Sunday glass|
|Bottle sizes||0,75 l and 1,5 l magnum (screw cap)|