Grapes: 100% RIESLING
The Estate: With nearly 800 years of viticultural history, Schloss Vollrads is one of the oldest wine estates – not only in Germany, but probably in the world. Situated in the heart of the Rheingau region, the estate’s 80 hectares (200 acres) of vineyards are planted exclusively with Riesling grapes.
Wine maker: Dr. Rowald Hepp and team
Climate: Mild and gentle climate. The soil is a mixture of weathered slate, loam, clay and loess. The vineyards have a very favourable aspect, with good exposure to the sun. The river Rhine is on one side of the vine-yards, and the Taunus mountains are on the other. The mountains protect the vines from harsh winter temperatures.
Vinification: The long and gentle fermentation takes place at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks. The fresh and fruity acidity of 8.2 g/l is nicely balanced with the natural residual sugar of 8.4 g/l. With an alcohol content of 12.0 %vol. this is a perfect example of our classic Kabinett style.
Tasting Notes: Fruity and mineral taste, very charming. An invitation for the second or third sip, just dry with a gorgeous nose of peaches and fresh linen drying in the sun.
Food Pairing: Carpaccio of beef or tuna, ham, Cesar salad or rich sandwiches, grilled or roasted fish dishes.
Cellaring Potential: The wine tastes beautiful right after release, but has a cellaring potential of at least 3-5 years. The minerality will show up even more with aging.