Spreitzer Oestricher Lenchen Riesling Kabinett
Soil Type loess clay with gravel
Wine Making: Fermented in a combination of cask and stainless steel
Classified as VDP Erste Lage
The VDP.GROSSE LAGE ® Lenchen belongs to the municipality of Oestrich (central Rheingau) in the Rheingau and lies at an altitude of 110 to 135 meters. Oriented west to southwest, it shows a slope of 5 to 15 percent. The soils consist mainly of loess clay with pebbles. In addition, there are heavy tertiary, iron-containing clay marl and quartzite. The Grosse Lage, Lenchen, in which Riesling predominates, is well moistened by water veins even in dry years. The walls that surround it store heat during the day and release it again at night. History: Where the name Lenchen comes from has not been finally clarified. Two approaches are known: First, the name could refer to a “mountain back” to Pfingstbach that bordered on the original individual location. Second, it could be derived from a “small fief”.
The Lenchen at one point was a stream that was formed by mountain run-off, because of this there is more gravel present than in surrounding vineyards hence it has better drainage. Beneath the soil a river still flows which naturally irrigates the vineyard.
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