2003 Oberweseler Oelsberg Riesling Auslese (selected grapes)

50,00 

100,00  / l

VDP.Grosse Lage (grand cru)
Auslese (selected grapes)

In the attack, a powerful, radiant botrytis note with ripe pineapple and mango. This is followed by a powerful fruit compote with acacia honey and herbal spice. A highly complex wine.

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Description

Oberwesel is located in the middle of the romantic world cultural heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Medieval Oberwesel stands for the origin of Riesling culture on the Rhine and still lives it today. Winemaking has been a tradition in the Lanius family for over 250 years. We produce racy and elegant Rieslings, fruity and mineral with high aging potential.

This selection comes from our best vineyard, the Oberweseler Oelsberg. In steep slopes with up to 75% incline, the vines grow here directly byside the Rhine. The Oelsberg is characterized by the interplay of slate, loess clay and red sandstone. Together with a microclimate predestined for Riesling, this gives the wine a distinctive  independence. The Riesling from the Oelsberg is characterized by a great fragrance and exuberant character. At the same time it is less mineral but rather soft and opulent. In the foreground are an exotic fruit aromas and spicy notes.

Vintage description 2003

After a long period with very cold and wet eighties and moderate nineties, the first really hot wine year. The wine year started with sufficient winter precipitation but then took off in full swing. The heat wave started directly in spring and the beginning of summer. The accelerated the growth very much. We had very early budding and extremely early flowering. This, of course, also meant that the development and ripening phase was very long. This gave us a good quantity with high must weights. It was the first vintage with alcohol contents above 13% alcohol for dry Rieslings, but also an abundance of noble sweet wines.

Additional information

Content

0.75 l

Sulfites

yes

Alcohol content

10.5% vol.