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riesling trocken "kalkstein" 2016

rheinhessen, Germany

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VARIETAL: 100% Biodynamic Riesling

STYLE: Dry

VINEYARD: On highest hill of the region, the Kloppberg, 12 miles from the Rhine river; soils are marly limestone and loess

CLIMATE: Long, dry, maturation period with large fluctuations between day and night temperatures; microclimate leads to fresh, elegant and highly aromatic grapes

FARMING PRACTICES: Biodynamic (certified by Demeter); no chemicals used (pesticides, fertilizers, additives, etc); dry farmed; rows grassed over; grapes hand harvested

VINIFICATION: Certified vegan winemaking; spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts; no fining; aged on the lees until bottling; sulfites ≤30ml/L

TASTING NOTES: Clear, fragrant bouquet of fresh apple with a hint of peach. An elegant and balanced palate.

FOOD PAIRINGS: Herbed chicken, grilled fish and vegetables