2016

Weingut Würtzberg Serriger Würtzberg Riesling ‘Rotschiefer’

The Würtzberg Riesling ‘Rotschiefer’ is a manifestation of terroir. The counterpart to the estate’s Herrenberg Riesling ‘Blauschiefer’, and despite the fact that the vineyards are direct neighbours, the red slate soils of the Würtzberg produce very different wines from those of the ‘Herrenberg’. Tasted side-by-side, there are few better examples to explain the impact of the soil on the taste a of wine.

Fermented spontaneously in large wooden barrels from grapes only from the monopole vineyard Serriger Würtzberg.

The ‘Serriger Würtzberg’ vineyard got his name from the spiciness it gives to the wines it produces (the German word ‘Würtzberg’ translates in English as ‘spice hill’). The wine has a gentle acidity: a palate of pink grapefruit and red peach, as well spices and floral notes. This is a powerful wine with a mouth-watering finish.

“Rather funky with just a hint of grapefruit showing. This is a serious substantial wine.” (James Suckling; 89 points)
Awards: Gold Medal “Mondial des Vins extreme” 2017
Gold Medal “The Global Riesling Masters 2017” – The Drinks Business
Silver Medal “Mundus Vini 2018 spring tasting”

Classification Lagenwein (Serriger Würtzberg)
Taste Dry
Grape Variety Riesling
Yield 45 hl/ha
Exposure Riverside, south-facing steep slop
Soil Slate
Vinification Spontaneous ferementation in stainless steel and large wooden barrels
Alcohol 12.0%
Residual Sugar 11.3 g/l
Total Acidity 8.4 g/l
Recommended Drinking Temperature 8-10 °C (46-50 °F)
Optimum Drinking 2018-2021

This Würtzberg Rotschiefer is perfect with lentil soup with Cajun-style prawns and other Cajun-inspired dishes. Also goes just as well with grilled pork chops and steaks.

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