Wittmann Kirchspiel Riesling GG 2018
In the parish we have pure limestone with a very low support, exposed to the east, a cooler vineyard with larger day-night temperature differences. The nose is slightly herb-spicy, some woodruff, very fine citrus fruit, grapefruit, fine herbs, a light veil of yeast envelops the nose. The minerality of the limestone is clearly noticeable. The parish 2018 has 13% vol. Alcohol reached, at 2 grams of residual sugar. On September 27th, and therefore very early for the parish, but still fully ripe, the grapes were healthy and the harvest was quick but completely unproblematic, just that the acidity did not drop down one had to keep in mind. Otherwise the autumn was very relaxed here, the grapes almost perfect. The parish shows the characteristic freshness again this year because it also has the floors that are adequately supplied with water. In addition to the herbality, the wine always has a lot of white fruit. I love the parish because we have this limestone minerality and this crazy straightforwardness, white peach, white pear, always straight ahead and with train. Very defined and yet prancing, not as powerful as Aulde and Morstein, simply always staying fine. And in a year in which we have so much supportive enamel from the extract, you can go down completely with the residual sweetness you still have this sweetness in the core. This is a stylish wine. Made for a very long life, I would touch this parish at the earliest in 10 years. The Aulde may be opened earlier, but the parish takes time to play out this great elegance. A great wine anyway.