After some intense heat in July, the Rangen vineyard went through a much colder period in August and September. Despite its extreme slope and solar exposition, the grapes took a long time to build up alcohol power and we decided to separate the younger vines (planted between 1978 and 1986) from the older (planted in the early 60s) in 2013. The grapes were very healthy and had excellent acidity. We notice in most vintages that the grapes from this vineyard tend to ferment quicker, and that was the case with this wine that became dry before any other Riesling in 2013.
3/2015: elegant delicate nose with obvious volcanic origin: light smoke and flint. Probably still closed as it should develop more intensity with time. Flavorful mouth with good length for such a delicate structure. This wine shows how lower alcohol can be compensated with lower yields in not losing density on the palate. The finish is very aromatic and dry. The acidity is crisp and juicy and underlay the minerals. Another great food companion.