Carl Haag Edition “The Spitze Stein” Riesling semi-dry
Further information about the Carl-Haag Wine Edition: On August 1852, Haag climbed to Spitzenstein to capture this rock in a watercolor.
The International Carl Haag Society gets 35% of the proceeds.
The semi-dry 2020 Lanius Knab estate Riesling has echoes of a pleasant summer breeze. At first, the scent of ripe lemons dominates. This is soon followed by a clear scent of ripe grapes with a hint of melon. The typical Riesling acidity gives it a pleasant freshness.
This wine is grown on the Engehoeller Goldemund vineyard. This is situated in a side valley of the Rhine and is therefore some 1.5 km from the Rhine. Like all the side valleys on the central Rhine, which are used for wine growing, the slopes face south or south east, which gives the vines plenty of hours of sunshine. The grapes all grow on steep slopes, so that there is a great deal of manual labor in the vines here.
Apart from the slate soil so typical of the central Rhine area, there are also thin layers of quartzite as well as a high percentage of clay. The location is predestined for Riesling vines. The characteristics of the soil mean that it is not the minerals in the slate that dominate the wine, but the fruitiness. The location gives the Riesling its special clarity, freshness and the typical aroma of native fruits and above all hints of citrus.
The semi-dry estate Riesling is an excellent introduction into the hierarchy of wines from designated areas. A glass full of summer for every day!This wine is an excellent accompaniment to food. It is light and delicate and suitable for light, low-fat cuisine. We recommend fresh wild herb salad with a delicate honey and mustard vinaigrette with fried chicken breast.