Mineralstein Dry Riesling
A lively and fresh colour with a Riesling typical vibrancy. Delicate notes of nectarines, yellow peaches with zesty and fresh lime fruit. It has a great intensity, minerality and structure combined with lovely, crisp acidity and a superb fruity finish of ripe peaches, nectarines, citrus and lime. The grapes for the MINERALSTEIN Riesling come from two vineyard sites in Herxheim am Berg and Bad Dürkheim. Here on the gentle slopes of the Haardt mountains the vineyard soil compositions vary between loess-loam with shell-limestone (Muschelkalk) in Herxheim am Berg - and the sites closer to Bad Dürkheim are rich in coloured sandstones. Vineyards on limestone are rather complicated to manage, because of their higher pH / calcium content and therefore the vineyard’s tendency to clorosis (vine stress) - but the wines produced are rich and have a complex structure with ripe yellow fruit notes. Vineyards on coloured sandstone are less opulent in fruit notes but have a firmer more linear structure with a fresher acidity and a well-defined minerality. Both blended together, such as in this wine, create a complex yet nuanced style, which is refreshing and full of flavour.