2010

Weingut Hubertushof Riesling Spätlese Trittenheimer Altärchen

The grapes for this Riesling, grown in the stony and slate-rich soils of the estate’s steeply-sloped, south-west facing Altärchen vineyard, are marked by a fine, filigree minerality (Mineralität) that comes from the shale soils.

This elegant wine, with its fine, natural sweetness, great fruit flavours and a fine aroma of apricot, together with grapefruit and orange peel, lively acidity and long mineral-rich finish, has long ageing potential.

Grape Variety Riesling
Classification Spätlese
Taste Sweet (fruity)
Exposure Steep, south-west facing
Soil Grey slate
Yield 5,500 litres per hectare
Vinification Cool fermentation in a combination of stainless steel tanks and traditional Fuder barrels with fermentation stopped by chilling
Alcohol 9 %
Residual Sugar 60 g/l
Total Acidity 9 g/l
Recommended Drinking Temperature 8 – 10° C

Whether light, or rich and decadent, dishes that combine sweet and savoury flavours work best with these sweet Rieslings that still have refreshing acidity.

Perfect with spicy food, Indian or Chinese, or with blue cheese, such as Stilton, and old, strong cheeses, like Cheddar.

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