2015

Künstler Kostheim ‘Weiß Erd’ Riesling ‘GG’ VDP.Grosse Lage®

A full-bodied wine with an intensive aroma of ripe fruits.

The name ‘Weiss Erd’ (White Earth) refers to the pale marl which turns snow-white when dry.

This site is characterised by the close proximity to the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers which results in a warm and balanced micro-climate with the south-facing slope receiving high levels of solar radiation. These conditions ensure that the grapes mature slowly over a long period of time

At the same time, the sandy and gravelly soils give the wine acidity, and the calcareous subsoil imparts minerality, yet the acidity of this mineral-rich wine is well buffered and so appears agreeably soft on the palate.

JAMES SUCKLING SAYS: “A giant out of nowhere! Almost nobody heard of this site, but this wine is of grand cru stature. Enormous ripeness, but also enormous freshness and salty minerality. Drink through 2035.” 96 POINTS

Residual Sugar 2.4 g/l
Acidity 6.3 g/l
Alcohol 14.5 %

From the Weiβ Erd (White Earth) vineyard, 100% Erste Gewächs, producing deep and supple wines with intensive aromas of ripe fruits. Serve this wine with roast gammon shanks with a fruit sauce and sautéed potatoes, sliced green beans and a white wine sauce. Great with fish and shellfish or, going Asian, a sweet and sour dish with prawns or duck will tantalise.

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