A wonderfully fresh and elegant, off-dry Riesling, from the achingly pretty village of Hattenheim in the Rheingau.
Straw-gold in colour, this is unmistakable as Riesling from the first pour, with mouth-watering wafts of fig, quince, candied lemon and a touch of beeswax. The palate is concentrated and quite decadent, peach tart and mango offset by crunchy green apple and grapefruit, finishing off-dry with a lingering sweetness, with residual hints of musk and honey. It’s top stuff.
Hattenheim, the home of the Balthasar Ress winery, is a very special wine village — as many as five VDP wineries are based here and the 211 hectares of vineyards include some world-famous sites. The deep and mineral-rich soils have a high water retention capacity and give the wines, in addition to the Rheingau-typical acidity, a lot of power and expression.
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