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Kruger-Rumpf Burgberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs

Grape: Riesling
Region: Nahe
Vineyard:  Burgberg
Soil:  Quartzite and volcanic rock
Production: Fermentation is entirely in Neutral stuckfass (Hösch) until the end of April. The wine is  racked into steel in May and bottled a month later in June.
Classification: VDP.GROSSE LAGE

Burgberg 

In a side valley between Münster-Sarmsheim and Layen Castle is the less than five hectare steep hill Burgberg – one of the most exciting terroirs in the Nahe. Burgberg is a steep slope with a 20 to 60 percent gradient that faces south and southeast. It lies between 130 and 190 metres a.s.l. just below the Burg Layen fortress ruin. Its convex form is surrounded by rock faces that protect it from winds coming from the north, west and east thus capturing the warmth of the day in the vineyard. The soil of this four-hectare Grand Cru is comprised of iron-rich loam with a high share of Taunus quartzite, slate, and pebbles. Because cold air is trapped here on frosty winter nights, the foot of the slope is ideally suited for the production of ice wine. The name, which gives reference to the Burg Layen fortress, has existed since the 14th and appeared for the first time in the land cadastre in 1819.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Germany
Region:
Nahe
Appellation:
Nahe
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93
Date:
2019-10-19

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2020-06-05
Review:
Scents and luscious palate presence of white peach, yellow plum and grapefruit are wreathed in iris. Gloss and textural plushness – there is an almost doughy midpalate impression – are allied to a striking finishing sense of buoyancy and clarity. The salinity tugs at the salivary glands and, along with the wine’s sense of animation, leaves the tongue quivering. I tend to believe that the conjunction of such pronounced salinity and the site’s high percentage of quartzite is more than mere coincidence, though it would be nice to learn of relevant scientific investigation.