VINEYARD Langenlonsheim Koenigsschild
PRODUCER To the south of the LÖHRER BERG we find the calcareous limestone mixed with loess and river loam that form the KÖNIGSSCHILD. The roots of the old grape vines follow the seeping water as far as 15 m into the ground, helping to keep the soil loosely packed. The Rieslings grown here flaunt a bouquet of floral scents and a coy nature, especially in their youth. The flavors are soft, elegant and refined. The vineyard’s name likely comes from its former ownership to the Imperial Palace in Ingelheim, the winter residence of Charlemagne.
SOIL & CLIMATE lime, limestone and chalk
VINIFICATION hand picked fully ripe grapes. fertmented in stainless steel. Long maturation in tank on fine lees without batonage.
COLOUR light with green reflexes.
NOSE stone fruit, apple and pear, young and crunchy.
TASTING NOTES closed while young but develops great minerality with time. Vibrant, lean, focussed. A wine like an arrow.