‘Winnings’ Riesling, von Winning
Winery Village Deidesheim
Grape Variety Riesling
Vineyard mostly from Bichofsgarten in Bad Durkheim, though there is some fruit from Deidesheim in the blend.
Soil Type loam over sandstone.
Age of Vines (Average) 15 years
Elevation of Vineyard 75-150M
Yield 65 hl/ha
Harvest Date beginning to middle of September
Farming Technique practicing organic
Fermentation & Elevage Stainless steel tanks and 10% used French & German old barrels, 500-1500L
Our little harvest of stars is ever so slightly different this year, a little drier, more green and silvery, maybe less exotic—but this is ’16. I asked them for what I thought would be a perfect everyday Riesling, and they created it for me. Not dry, not sweet, highly aromatic, lots of yin-yang, juicy and generous. A ton of heart and friendship went into its making, and even the label was designed by my neighbor across the street, the talented Eric Lewandowski, who knew exactly what I wanted—the sense of absurd good fortune when stars tumble into your outstretched hands—your winnings. That’s how it feels when you take the first sip.
– Terry Theise
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