"Delicious nose - smells like home-made honey-and-nut granola of fresh apples. So charming, so pretty, so fresh. Loving that cheeky little nuttiness. Pert, like a little sparrow singing its heart out." Tamlyn Currin @ Janis Robinson / 16.5 points
Wine: K. F. Groebe's classic Riesling *1763* is a refreshing , fruit and elegant off-dry wine. It offers pure drinking pleasure and is a welcome companion to a variety of dishes. It's name recalls the year the winery was founded by Johann Michael Groebe.
Vineyard: The vineyard is classified as VDP. Gorsse Lage (Grand Cru), which is the highest classification of quality for German vineyards.
The Riesling grapes that produced this wine come from 20 year old vines grown in the Aulerde vineyard, in the Rheinhessen region. The glacial valley of the Rhein rises to the south-east to the edge of a high plateau, so the vineyard is sheltered by the eastern and southern slopes of the parish is the Aulerde.
The soil in this vineyard is rich in loess loam, and has a clayey layer with even gravelly sand underground, providing excellent drainage.
Vinification: The harvest took place during the end of September and beginning of October, giving the Riesling berries time to mature and develop their intense fruit flavours.
Alcohol: 11,5% vol.
Res.sugar: 8,9 g/l
Acidity: 10,5 g/l