A truly wonderful and immensely delicious noble sweet Riesling, Göttelmann's 2017 Rheinberg Riesling Auslese is being served in number of Michelin-starred restaurants.
This Riesling is is made from raisins selected from a single Göttelmann vineyard in Rheinberg, Nahe during the last week of October. A special team of four pickers collected the natural berries over several days. The harvest created over 300 litres of wine which, once bottled, produced 600 x 500ml bottles.
The concentration of sugar in the juice was about 30%. Fermentation lasted until April of the following year. The theoretical possible alcohol content would have been 18%, but fermentation stopped at 7.4% and left a lot of residual sugar - 156 g/l.
On the nose and on the palate, the wine shows dried apricots, rhubarb and quince.
Alcohol: 7,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 152 g/l
Acidity: 10,5 g/l