The standard bearer Riesling for the Ress family winery, fruit is taken from some of the best vineyards in the Rheingau, fermented in stainless steel and left to rest for 4 months before bottling.
This Rheingau Riesling presents itself in the glass with a light lemon-yellow colour, with fresh green aromas such as green apple, lychee and spring herbs on the nose. The structure on the palate is magnificent, a distinctive minerality and tightly wound acidity supporting layers of citrus, tropical and autumnal fruits, with a classically cool and zippy finish.
The term ‘von unserm’ (‘from us’) on the label here carries with it a 150-year-old back-story. Balthasar Ress opened an inn and restaurant in 1870 and grew grapevines as a sideline. He wanted to differentiate his own wines from the other wines on his menu and gave them the name ‘von meines’, meaning ‘from me’. Since then, every year a wine has been produced that bears this name and today it’s the standard bearer for that varietal from the Ress family winery.
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