Wittmann Brunnenhäuschen Riesling GG
An elegantly cool and complex dry Riesling from an exceptional Grosse Lage (grand cru) vineyard in the Rheinhessen region.
This site is high on the slope above the village of Westhofen. Due to its elevation, grapes ripen slowly here, allowing for a very long growing season. The finest portion of Brunnenhäuschen is an old parcel known as “Abtserde,” where Wittmann has 1.2 acres of Riesling. This site has a clayish marl that is rich in limestone. Due to a high iron oxide content, parts of the soil are reddish in color, also referred to as “terra rossa.” The subsoil is interspersed with large limestone rocks.