Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz
Vom Rotliegenden
Riesling Trocken 2017
Pfalz, Germany

$60.00

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Style: White: Dry, complex, pristine and pure.

Producer: Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz

Region: Pfalz, Germany

Grape: Riesling 100%

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Stainless Steel

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Stainless Steel

Alcohol: 12%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: This wine is from the prized red slate soils around the Rebholz Estate. This is the only red slate found in the whole of the Pfalz region and bring a special character to the wine. Wines from this soil always have an added aromatic complexity and exotic profile which I find very impressive. Herbs, lemon balm, mango, lemon grass and smoke lead the charge. The palate has a glycerol, silky mouth feel, but it dry and crisp on the finish. Real impressive wine that I call a baby GG. 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.

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Review

Style: White: Dry, complex, pristine and pure.

Producer: Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz

Region: Pfalz, Germany

Grape: Riesling 100%

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Stainless Steel

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Stainless Steel

Alcohol: 12%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: This wine is from the prized red slate soils around the Rebholz Estate. This is the only red slate found in the whole of the Pfalz region and bring a special character to the wine. Wines from this soil always have an added aromatic complexity and exotic profile which I find very impressive. Herbs, lemon balm, mango, lemon grass and smoke lead the charge. The palate has a glycerol, silky mouth feel, but it dry and crisp on the finish. Real impressive wine that I call a baby GG. Sebastian Crowther MS