Louis Guntrum Oppenheim Herrenberg Riesling Auslese 2014
Louis Guntrum Oppenheim Herrenberg Riesling, Auslese, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2014
Tight poise, a very good wine. Rich and full-bodied pleasure of Riesling at-ist-best with comparatively little residual sugar. Hence a perfect main course wine, not a pudding wine. Juicy and fresh expression of peaches and dried apricots, great ageing potential.
Nestled between the "Grosse Gewächs" vineyards of Sackträger and Kreuz, Herrenberg has the same soil, exposure and potential. Hillside vineyards in a horseshoe-shape, allowing for excellent sun exposure, protection from cold winds and rain and permitting slow, but complete ripening due to heat reflection at night.