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Kruger-Rumpf [Dautenpflänzer] Im Langenberg Grosse Lage Riesling Feinherb

Region Nahe
Grape:Riesling
Appellation: Nahe
Vineyard: Langenberg, which means Long hill.
Soil: quartzite and Devon slate covered with loam
Fermentation & Elevage Spontaneous fermentation in over 30 years old Stückfässern
Classification: VDP.GROSSE LAGE

Originally this wine was supposed to be a dry wine, however, the wine did not completely stop the alcoholic fermentation and thus it retained natural residual sweetness. Instead of drying it with pure yeast for bending and breaking, we filled the wine after a nine-month barrel maturation as it was.” Says Georg

Im Langenberg

Langenberg is located in the middle of the Kapellenberg vineyard slope between 120 and 180 metres. The six-hectare site faces south-southeast with a 20 – 40 % slope. The Grosse Lage borders the Dautenpflänzer to the east. The soil is quartzite and Devon slate covered with loam, which contributes to good water storage capacity. Langenberg is well protected from the wind due to its location in a side valley of the Nahe below the Münster fores

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Germany
Region:
Nahe
Appellation:
Nahe
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93
Date:
2019-10-19

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2020-06-05
Review:
Succulently ripe honeydew melon and tangy apple are reinforced by very subtle sweetness from 14 grams of residual sugar. Ashen and stony undertones emerge on a ringingly clear, mouthwateringly salt-tinged and infectiously juicy finish. While at 12.5% this is only marginally lower in alcohol than its Dautenpflänzer Grosses Gewächs counterpart, it manages to evince a welcome sense of buoyancy. (For considerable background on this bottling, including its naming, consult my tasting note on its superb inaugural installment, vintage 2017.)