Baron Knyphausen - Erbacher Steinmorgen Riesling Erste Lage 2012
Baron Knyphausen - Erbacher Steinmorgen Riesling Erste Lage 2012 (88 tsomw points)
In 1818, the family of the East Frisian aristocratic family - the barons of Knyphausen, whose family members served as generals and ministers of the Preußischen Krone - acquired the Draiser Hof in the Rheingau, a former annex of the Eberbach abbey. The Draiser Hof, founded in 1141, was already used by the Cistercian monks as a wine cellar. The first mention of the Draiser Hof as a cellarium goes back to the year 1163. Today the Draiser Hof and the winery in the eighth generation by Baron Frederik to Knyphausen and his family is managed.
The winery Baron Knyphausen is one of the major wineries in Germany and is, through the consistent conversion by Baron Gerko to Knyphausen (father of the current owner) to a quality producer, since 1972 member of the VDP Rheingau (Verband Deutscher Prädikats-Weingüter) and founding member of the Charter Association, which has played a pioneering role in today's VDP.Grossen plants.
The vineyards are planted with 75% Riesling and 15% Pinot Noir. The remaining 10% are planted on the one hand with the indigenous grape variety Roter Riesling and in the mixed set 7 different grape varieties.
The winery is one of the pioneers of the indigenous grape variety Roter Riesling, which is considered the mother grape variety of today's Riesling.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright straw yellow color.
On the nose delicate notes of ripe apricot, wet stone, peach and hints of flowers and lemon.
On the palate off-dry, with nice acidity and freshness and good interplay between the residual sugar and acidity. Long aftertaste with light bitterness. I guess this white wine will still be nice after 10 more years.