This Riesling GG comes from the Engehöller Bernstein Am Lauerbaum vineyard. Almost 100 percent brown and grey slate dominates here. The soil of the site therefore gives the Riesling its minerality. Connoisseurs will recognise this in the elegance and unmistakable peach aromas of the wine. Strictly speaking, the Riesling GG comes from the “Am Lauerbaum” cadastral vineyard. It forms the centrepiece of the Engehöller Bernstein. The Am Lauerbaum vineyard was already recognised as one of the three highest-rated vineyards in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley in the Prussian vineyard classifications of 1803. For a few years now, these names have been allowed to be used again. The special thing about this cadastral site is that the parcel lies in a depression of the Engehöller Bernstein and is therefore completely south-facing. This means that the grapes enjoy a long period of sunshine compared to the Oberwesel Schönburg and ripen to vintage level.
Vintage description 2001
2001 was a very good to first-class vintage. The grapes ripened early in a hot August, the cooling and sufficient rain in September promoted a slower, steady development of the flavours and a sustained good acidity, the very warm October ensured a high degree of ripeness.