This lot of Riesling comes from the South part of the Herrenweg vineyard, where the gravels are partially covered with richer decarbonated silt. Just like its counterpart in 2005, it fermented much slower (over a year) than lot 148. This vineyard is very precocious and we never have any problems in ripening the grapes. The style of the wines is usually very aromatic and they show very well at a young age. Due to longer lees contact, this wine developed a distinctive minerality and length quite unusual in this vineyard.
1/2008: the nose is quite mineral, mixed with herbs/hay, showing obvious lees influence. The palate is very elegant, slightly less alcoholic than the L148 and also shows great acidity. Further ageing and aerations will surely bring more floral Riesling character. Classic balance, the finish doesn’t really feel sweet, almost dry, thanks to great acidity.