Kruger-Rumpf Dautenpflänzer Riesling Grosses Gewächs
Vineyard: Sourced from vines that are up to 50 years old in the Dautenpflänzer Grosse Lage (Grand Cru)
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®
Produced from a very steep, south facing section of old vines, planted in the 1950s. The vine material is a very old Nahe Clone (365 Finkenaurer, the name of the winery where this was selected in Bad Kreuznach) and no herbicides or no chemical fertilizers are used. Harvested in second and third week of October at 45 hectoliters per hectare, grapes are harvested and pressed whole cluster with skin contact for 6-8hours –maceration occurs in the press prior to pressing. 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.
Dautenpflänzer is the “filet piece” of the Kapellenberg vineyard. The steep 40 % slope between 100 and 200 metres a.s.l. faces south-southeast in side valley of the Nahe that is protected from the west wind. The soils are quartzite and Devon slate covered with a layer of loess-loam with good water storage capacity. The main variety cultivated is Riesling. Name origin: The word “Daute” means young seedling and “Pflänzer” means planter. This leads to the assumption that young vines were once bred here.
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A substantial wine with the finest precision at the same time, it smells of white peach, apricots and orange blossoms. The animating acidity and the powerful mineral vein carry this wine far beyond the palate. Like all wines from this location, this large plant also has an extremely high shelf life.