Okonomierat Rebholz Riesling Trocken 2020
The story of the Rebholz family goes back to the 16th century.
Wine has always played an important role in the lives of many generations, but it was 3 generations ago, that the Rebholz family started focussing on professional wine production, which lead them to invent their own wine type: Rebholz.
Eduard Rebholz (1889-1966) wanted to antagonize the artificially sweetened wines of his time with harsh, natural wines. What seemed to be a hard fight at the beginning, later was a great success.
This Riesling was grown in Buntsandstein from different locations, the soil of which is heavily dominated by shell limestone. The shell limestone soil offers the best conditions for elegant, long-lasting and great wines.
It also has a decisive influence on the character of the wine. The pronounced minerality, the smoky, spicy aroma and a subtle salty note on the palate are typical of wines from this terroir.
With the Rebholzweine 'Vom Buntsandstein' you will find the perfect combination of power, fruit, intensity, lively acidity and great aging potential.
The grapes were harvested by hand in several passes, destemmed and gently juiced after 24 hours of maceration. The juice was clarified by natural sedimentation, then the clarified juice was spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine then matured on fine lees for 6 months.
On the nose, the 2020 Riesling from Buntsandstein impresses with its distinctive aromas, the wine is spicy and has a smoky touch.
This character continues on the palate, where the fruit is characterized by crisp acidity and pronounced minerality. Although Palatine dry, the wine is extremely harmonious, the fruit and spicy components combine perfectly. The presence of minerals and the fresh citrus scent are typical.
Like all Rebholz wines, this wine has great storage potential.