Dreissigacker - Westhofener Aulerde Riesling 2014
Dreissigacker - Westhofener Aulerde Riesling 2014 (91 TSW)
Maybe you have seen on stories that we opened some nice bottles with @andrewinereviews
My contribution was this Riesling from the Rheinhessen wineregion from a very talanted winemaker.
Since 1728, the Dreissigacker family ownes 30 ha of agricultural land in Bechtheim (Rheinhessen). Of these, 24 hectares are currently planted with grapes, 60% of which with Riesling.
In 2006, father Dreissigacker left the winery to his two sons, Jochen and Christian. Soon the youngest son Jochen (1981) leads the path that the company must take: from generic mass wine he wants to achieve top quality wine.
As a well-trained winegrower, with a clear vision about wine making, Jochen resolutely goes the organic way. He attaches great importance to concepts such as ecology, sustainability and respectful use of nature. Harmful sprays and mineral fertilizers are excluded. He tries to optimize the soil quality through green manuring.
The result is not long in coming. In 2009, the young talented winemaker in Gault Millau was awarded “Aufstieger des Jahres” and the winery was awarded 3 stars. In 2012 Decanter included two of the Dreissigacker wines (Bechtheimer Geyersberg 2011 and Riesling trocken 2011) in the Riesling top10. 3 grapes in the Gault Millau 2012 and 2013, 3 stars in the Eichelmann guide.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright golden yellow color.
On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of white peach, lime and apricot with hints of honeysuckle and jasmine.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with beautiful concentration, balance and velvet light waxy mouthfeel. Salty minerally fruity with a lively acid structure. The finish is long, velvet and persistent. Still a long life ahead.