2016

Pfeffingen Herrenberg Riesling GG VDP.Grosse Lage

Flavours of apricots and peaches with great minerality and wonderful complexity on the palate mark out this 2016 Herrenberg. Long on lees contact give it a fresh acidity and the powerful but elegant body are proof of this wine’s great potential (drinkability up to at least 2030, with best drinking after 2020).

The Herrenberg is one of the most famous vineyards in the Pfalz region, having been classified in 1828 by the Royal-Bavarian land taxation laws as a first class vineyard. The soil is high in limestone which adds minerality to the wine, whilst its south-facing aspect guarantees optimum sun exposure.

The vineyard is protected from such weather extremes as thunder and hailstorms on its west side by a huge forest (the Pfälzer Wald). The Pfalz region itself is one of the warmest and sunniest regions in Germany with just enough annual rainfall grow premium white and red wines and it’s this mild climate that helps us produce these powerful, but elegant wines with a good acidity structure.

Alcohol 14.5 %
Total Acidity 7.9 g/l
Residual Sugar 3.4 g/l
Serving Temperature 10-12 °C (50–54 °F)

From the Herrenberg (Noblemen’s Hill) vineyard, 100% Grosse Gewächs ‘GG’ producing deep and supple wines with intensive aromas of ripe fruits.

Serve this wine with roast duck or chicken, oven-baked gammon shanks, roast pork (goes well with a fruit sauce, sliced green beans and sautéed potatoes). It also marries perfectly with seafood or, going Asian, a sweet and sour dish with prawns or duck will tantalise.

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