Wittmann Riesling Trocken 2022

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: Grapes are grown on vineyards located in the limestone hills just west of the Rhine Valley. These vines are planted in loess, limestone and marl soils, with subsoils of clayey sand or gravel. They have been cultivated using organic agriculture since 1990 and biodynamic agriculture since 2004
Winemaking: Once the grapes have been meticulously selected in the winery, the wine is gently pressed and the resulting must is vinified with native yeasts in large used wooden barrels

Color: Greenish yellow
Nose: Intense aromas of yellow fruit, hints of green fruit and seductive chalky touches
Palate: Juicy, fresh and well-structured. A dry wine with fruity acidity, delicious mineral touches and a long finish

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.