Riesling 2018 | 0,75L
Agile, dynamic and straightforward. Fresh pome fruit and white flowers are complemented by a fine saltiness. The texture is firm, the body muscular and stringent. Of all our Rieslings Loiserberg is the most uncompromising and coolest, pulling its tracks straight forward on the palate. Ends juicy, mineral, invigorating and long.
Appetizer Salad, Antipasta, beef or rabbit in aspic
|1h Decanting time|
|9-11°C Drinking temperature|
Versandbereit in 1-2 Werktagen
The first thing that strikes you when you stand at the top of the Loiserberg is its meagre, rocky soil. It consists almost exclusively of Gföhler gneiss, covered only by a shallow layer of humus. Our Riesling vines are growing at an altitude of 380 metres; there is no higher point around Langenlois. And you can feel this in every sip. Although the vines look to the sun all day long, they are properly cooled as soon as twilight falls over the vineyards. As a result, full ripeness always arrives in late October, when the grapes have crystal-clear aromatics and immense vitality.
Altitude means everything at the Loiserberg. If you are at the crest of the hill, where our largest parcel is located, you’ll soon feel that the conditions here are quite different from those down below. Although our vineyard lies under the sun almost all day long, its power is relativised by the altitude and the wind that whistles through the vines.
Riesling also benefits from the climatic conditions mentioned earlier. Sun and dryness in combination with nocturnal cooling allow the grapes to ripen slowly. And finally, when it’s the right time to harvest, there’s an ideal balance of precise aromas, energy and acidity structure.
The Loiserberg is Riesling territory. The geological conditions are demanding, but they’re also perfect. Riesling delivers its best results in stony and meagre areas, with most of the vines rooted in pure rock - gneiss and mica schist - which in some spots rise to the surface and are otherwise covered by a thin layer of humus.