Our riesling wines
Riesling, the king of white grapes, was probably an offshoot of wild grape varieties used centuries ago to make wine in the upper-Rhine region of Germany. The Rheingau has had a long tradition of growing Riesling. In fact, 20% of the Riesling grapes now grown in Germany are grown in this region making the Rheingau the No. 1 producer of Riesling wine in Germany.
Riesling is a slow-growing grape, a fact which helps the resulting wines display the distinctive fruit-acid structure that is characteristic of the variety. The Rheingau region, although located in a northern wine-producing area of Germany, is best positioned to take advantage of the late autumn sun on the slopes of its south-facing vineyards, an environment in which the Riesling grape thrives. This extra bit of warmth during the harvest season allows growers in the area to bring in Riesling grapes of unequalled quality.
A typical Rheingau Riesling wine is green-yellow to pale-yellow in color with an aroma that hints of peaches or apples. On the palate it has a fruit-forward acidity that both balances and supports the structure of the wine. Grapes from older vines in the Rheingau region frequently exhibit a characteristic mineral nose that is found in no other wine.