2016

Künstler Hölle Riesling Spätlese VDP.Grosse Lage®

This late harvest wine has a brilliant body and a crystal clear fruit palate of cassis and peach, combined with an elegant and very fine sweetness.

The heavy clay vineyard soil creates vigorous and almost timeless wines with an irrepressible vitality that continues to win hearts and palates.

The Hoelle (meaning Hell in German) vineyard actually has nothing to do with fire and brimstone, but derives from the High German word ‘Halde’ or steep hill. In 1273, the entire area, together with all its inhabitants, was sold to the Archbishopric of Mainz. The hillside east of the historic city of Hochheim (from which the English generic word ‘Hock’ for German white wine comes) descends on a hugely steep 15% slope towards the River Main.

Residual Sugar 76.4 g/l
Acidity 6.9 g/l
Alcohol 7.5 %

This absolute ‘cracker’ is one of those rare wine that you can drink with every course. Plenty of ripeness balanced by acidity, it goes well with medium and blue cheeses, rich pâté (or even foie gras), roast lamb or pork dishes with various sauce accompaniments. It’s also at home with oily smoked fish such as eel, mackerel and salmon and goes superbly with dessert – Strudel, crème brûlée and other dreamy puddings.

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