Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz
Im Sonnenschein GG
Riesling 2018
Pfalz, Germany

$140.00

Fruit
Earth
Body
Tannin
Acid
Alcohol

Style: White: Dry, mineral and focused

Producer: Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz

Region: Pfalz, Germany

Grape: Riesling 100%

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Limestone

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Stainless Steel

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: What is GG Riesling? When you see GG on the front of a Germany Riesling bottle this tells you that the wine is of Grosses Gewächs quality. This is assentally a Grand Cru classification of Germany wine that tells you the wine is for one of the most highly regarded vineyards on the country. These are the best, dry, Riesling that Germany has to offer and they are very special.

Im Sonnenschein is one of three GG Riesling that Rebholz produces. This vineyard is a limestone site. Tightly focused and very impress wine right from the outset, but it does continue to unfold with time in the glass. Mineral charged and outstanding depth and detail. Ripe stone fruits with lemon sherbet and spice. The palate is fine tuned and silky. Showing a lot of depth and class. Truly remarkable.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Hansjörg and Birgit Rebholz are now the custodians of this 3rd generation winery in the southern Pfalz, about 30 minutes from the French border and the Alsace wine region. They were once an insider’s wine, but now have a cult following worldwide.

Hansjörg Rebholz: For more than 50 years, we've been making wines containing only what nature intended for them. We do not chaptalize our wines (the addition of sugar prior to fermentation in order to increase the alcohol content), nor do we use a 'Süßreserve' (unfermented grape must added to the finished wine prior to bottling). We are certified biodynamic. Part of the VDP. Hansjörg Rebholz was Winemaker of the Year 2013 (Falstaff) and Winemaker of the Year 2002 (Gault Millau). Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz has the top 5 out of 5 grapes rating in the Gault Millau (with 10 other winemakers). Also, Hansjörg Rebholz is one of the movers and shakers in the Grosses Gewächs movement in Germany.

Description

Review

Style: White: Dry, mineral and focused

Producer: Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz

Region: Pfalz, Germany

Grape: Riesling 100%

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Limestone

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Stainless Steel

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: What is GG Riesling? When you see GG on the front of a Germany Riesling bottle this tells you that the wine is of Grosses Gewächs quality. This is assentally a Grand Cru classification of Germany wine that tells you the wine is for one of the most highly regarded vineyards on the country. These are the best, dry, Riesling that Germany has to offer and they are very special.

Im Sonnenschein is one of three GG Riesling that Rebholz produces. This vineyard is a limestone site. Tightly focused and very impress wine right from the outset, but it does continue to unfold with time in the glass. Mineral charged and outstanding depth and detail. Ripe stone fruits with lemon sherbet and spice. The palate is fine tuned and silky. Showing a lot of depth and class. Truly remarkable.

Sebastian Crowther MS