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Gessinger Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese Feinherb Alte Reben 56
Weingut Albert Gessinger
Germany - Mosel   

The Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 56° - Alte Reben (off-dry) , as it is referred to on the consumer label, comes from the Zeltinger Sonnenuhr vineyards which are up to 150% slope (56 degree, hence the name of the wine). Here the old un-grafted Riesling vines are particulary small and the grapes develop a lot of aroma.

This wine offers a rather delicate nose with yellow peach, mirabelle, gooseberry, melon, cardamom and licorice. The mouthfeel is soft, but enlivened by bright, fresh acidity providing a linearity. As the wine flows, the flavors open out, but are kept in a linear flow from the acidity that becomes racy, leading to an off-dry finish. This is a classical, piquant halb-trocken style and typical representative of a Riesling.
Acidity 7.3 g/l
Residual sugar 30 g/l

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Riesling
Age of vines
Average 60 years
Soil type
Devonian blue Slate
Vinification
Selective hand picking, like all of our wines, spontaneously fermented and vegan. Pressed full-cluster. Fermentation with preferably wild yeasts gives this wine a unique and authentic taste, reflecting the extreme vineyard sites of the Mosel Valley. A cool temperature allows a slow fermentation which can continue for as long as the wine and the vintage requires.
The Riesling Spätlese remains on the lees (sûr lie) for several months to add a creamy texture to the mineral notes and for enhancing the mouth-feel and drinkability.
Production
100 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Perfect match to sweet-and-sour dishes as well as spicy food.

Producer Information: Weingut Albert Gessinger

The Gessinger family has been making wine in the Mosel since 1680. Current owner & winemaker is Albert Gessinger, with involvement from his daughter, Sarah. The family is originally from ...
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