Weingut Vollenweider Felsenfest Riesling 2017


Felsen means ‘rock’ and Fest means ’festival’ in German, and refers to the rocky (slate) soil in which the vines grow. The fruit is sourced from all three of Daniel’s vineyards, so despite being an entry-level, or estate wine as they are referred to in Germany, it’s essentially a declassified Grand Cru, which is incredible for this price. The wine was fermented to a dry level, in stainless steel to retain freshness. The nose offers delicate aromas of pear, quince, star fruit, herbs and fine spices, yet the palate is very dry with incredible stony minerality.



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Producer: Weingut Vollenweider
Region: Germany, Mosel
Provenance: ex Château
Vintage: 2017
Variety: Riesling
Volume: Bottle (750ml)
Organic Status: Sustainable Practices
Description: Weingut Vollenweider’s estate wine; a high-quality, high-standard wine for every day, typical of the variety and with refined mineral notes; a versatile wine at the table, very popular in gastronomy. Vineyards: Starting from little more than 2.5 acres in the wolfer goldgrube, the winery has now grown to a coverage of approximately 12.4 acres. All of the vineyards are steep slate slopes. Wollenweider have a considerable stock of old ungrafted vines which are more than 80 years old. The vines are cultivated naturally and partly organically. When planting new vines, we prefer and ensure high density planting.

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