Gillesberg 2016

Gillesberg 2016

Falstaff Rotwein Guide 2019

93

Points
1. Platz "Sortenvielfalt"

VINARIA Guide 2018/19

17

Points
3. Platz ex aequo Toplist Cuvées 2016

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Tasting

Extremely powerful purple with opaque core, disinctive viscosity, opens with impressive aromas of thyme and liquorice, a touch of tobacco, some crushed ivy leaves, lots of dark berries, in addition nougat and cedar wood, allspice and After Eight, complemented by flintstone, powerfull and deep. Dry, structured and compact; its tight structure calls for a decanter, black mulberry and currant, great potential which will in the course of time, mirror the slate soils. Be careful! Label-addicts! Learn something new!

Pairing

Smoked sol-eggs with truffled brie, 15-hours brisket from angus beef, jugged hare with elderberry pulp, venison terrine with juniper, spare ribs with home-made rub, crunchy wedges and chimichurri dip, in case the rib eye takes a month more, fried thyme pasta and one summer truffle per person, watching semi finals upwards – or on the road.

Making

Harvested in the first week of October 2016, selective picking into small boxes, due to the windy site and scarce soils as well as a northern orientation, perfect ripeness. Gillesberg – the highest elevation in Rust – quasi-monopollage.

Destemming, closed mash fermentation for 3 weeks, gentle pressing, maturation in 300-l oak barrels for 18 months.

Serving temperature 16–18 °C (60-64 °F) – definitely use a decanter!
Bottling End of June 2018
Alcohol 15,0 Vol.%
Acidity 5,6 g/l
Residual sugar dry
Bottle sizes 0,75l bottle and Magnum with screw cap double magnum with natural cork.

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