Wittmann Kirchspiel GG 2019

Type: White
Country: Germany
Region: Rheinhessen
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Viticulture: Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Mild temperatures, surrounded by protective hills and forests, long sun hours and little rainfall
Terroir: The Kirchspiel vineyard opens up like an amphitheatre toward the Rhine, and receives the sun’s first rays in the morning. Here the vines, with their east-to-southeast exposure, are sheltered from the cold west winds; this provides the Kirchspiel with a choice microclimate. Our vineyards here are planted mainly in the upper portion of the site, with a gradient of up to 30%
Winemaking: Gentle pressing. Native yeast fermentation in 2,500-liter, neutral oak casks. Matured on the lees for 10 months

Color: Deep, shimmering golden yellow
Nose: Pleasant tones of minerals predominate, accentuated by fresh shades of citrus fruits, herbs and spices
Palate: Plentiful and elegant, but at the same time refined and sensual, with noticeable tones of minerals, a balance of sweetness and acidity, and a long creamy aftertaste

About the Winery:
The Wittmann family has been growing grapes and producing wine in the small Rheinhessen village of Westhofen since 1663. Today, the estate cultivates 62 acres of vines in the rolling limestone hills found in the southern part of the region, just west of the Rhine River valley. They have been pioneers in developing the full-bodied, well-balanced style of dry wines for which the region has become known. And they were early adopters of organic (1990) and biodynamic (2004) viticulture.

Riesling is the dominant grape variety, accounting for 65% of the estate’s vineyard area. They also produce the three Pinot varieties (Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir), as well as Silvaner. In addition, small quantities of Scheurebe, Chardonnay and some minor varieties are grown.