A stunning and complex “premier cru” dry Riesling that was selected from two grand cru (Grosse Lage) vineyard sites.
A stunning and complex “premier cru” dry Riesling, the Westhofener Riesling bears the new VDP Rheinhessen designation, “Aus Ersten Lagen,” which simply means “from premier cru vineyards.” This is analogous to the Burgundian use of “Premier Cru,” without vineyard designation, when the wine is a blend of two or more climats. These wines may also contain declassified fruit from grand cru sites, however, which is exactly the case with the Westhofener. This wine was selected from maturing parcels (15 years or older) in the Morstein and Brunnenhäuschen vineyards, both of which are classified as Grosse Lage. Rich in mineral tones, this wine shows the great potential of these top sites.