2017 Carl Loewen Riesling Trocken Alte RebenRiesling from Germany
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"In our winery we cultivate vineyards which reach a nearly biblical age. The Riesling vines show a unique vitality. The roots go deep into the soil, thus even in dry summ...
- 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"More floral & herbal than fruity. This needs a year or two to open up & give its best. However, it has an impressive concentration & an iron-firm core already. A long & subtle finish. Better from 2019".
"In our winery we cultivate vineyards which reach a
nearly biblical age. The Riesling vines show a unique
vitality. The roots go deep into the soil, thus even in
dry summers the grapes reach a good level of ripeness.
Simultaneously the quietness of age lets the grapes
only become small but golden-yellow and full of ripe-
ness in the autumn.
For our Riesling “Alte Reben” grapes are harvested from vines which are at least 50 years old. Some of them were even planted in the first post-WWII years. The yield of those vineyards is only small the ripeness of the grapes however is extraordinary and lets the winemaker’s heart leap for joy. In the pattern of centu- ries-year-old methods the grapes are being poured over the winepress and after the pressing they are spontaneously fermented. The fermentation takes place over a period of 100 days and only a few days before the bottling the yeast is being removed.
The outcome is a wine that shows the full aroma spec- trum of Riesling alongside with a wonderful richness and the elegance of a dancing prima ballerina." - Winery
94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey|
|Nose||petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach|