The Riesling Oberweseler In der Rheinhell is an outstanding rarity descending from our oldest vineyard with more than 70-years-old ungrafted vines. This dry Riesling picks from a rich variety of flavors. It bewitches with a scent of exotic fruits. This wine is still young but its power and elegance give an extraordinary pleasure already now! The well-balanced acidity structure gives the wine a long storability.
Erste Lage is the designation for prime vineyards with outstanding character which provide optimal growing conditions and have been proven to produce consistently high-quality wines over a long period of time. The small location In der Rheinhell is situated in the famous Oberweseler Oelsberg. On this very steep vineyard the vines grow immediately on the Rhine. The soil is marked by the intermingling of slate, loess clay and variegated sandstone. Together with the ideal maturing conditions this brings a prominent uniqueness to the wine.
The old ungrafted Riesling vines were planted 1948 and they are extremely rare because usually these vines would have been picked out during the land consolidation. That means that In der Rheinhell hosts some of the oldest vines of the Middle Rhine. Only 2.000 vines are growing in this location. In the small quantity of grapes growing at the old vines the flavors are highly concentrated. A real rarity!
This unique Riesling with its elegant complexity is an amazing companion to many fine dishes. Try it with a roasted veal fillet spiced with fresh herbs and fleur de sel.
It is a tough challenge not to enjoy this wine immediately – but who resists could discover that it is still really great in 20 years.