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Salz der Erde Riesling

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Salz der Erde Riesling Bottle
Appellation
Rheingau
Variety
Riesling
Age of Vines
20
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Slate, quartzite
Altitude
150-180 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster pressing, fermentation in tank (Kapellenberg) and fuder (Krone)
Aging
10 months on the lees in fuder

Overview

Salz der Erde comes from two vineyards in Lorsch. Sixty percent is from an elevated site in the quartzite-rich slate soils of Kapellenberg, vinified in stainless steel. This provides a mineral, stony, and salty structure to the wine. Forty percent is from Krone, a warmer site with pure slate soils. Krone is vinified in an oak fuder.

Rias-Baixas & Rheingau, Germany
  • Location
    Rias-Baixas & Rheingau, Germany
  • Appellation
    Rheingau
  • Proprietor
    Ben Henshaw, Jamie Goode & Daniel Primack
  • Winemaker
    Theresa Breuer & Eulogio Pomares
  • Size / Elevation
    hectares / 5-250 meters

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