WITTMANN 100 Hugel Riesling 2014
Brunswick Wine Shop | 16 Sparta Place Brunswick

WITTMANN 100 Hugel Riesling 2014

Regular price $29.00
100 Hugel means ‘hundred hills’. It's an aromatic, dry wine with lively acidity and freshness. It's bright pale straw in the glass, and the nose displays good lift with floral top notes followed by some ripe tropical fruits, ripe lime and some honeyed characters. The palate shows flavours of ripe pineapple, tropical fruits and ripe citrus with a clean, crisp-acid finish. With its impeccable fruit/acid balance, it has a long aftertaste of tropical fruits, pineapple and citrus.

Philipp Wittmann was named Winemaker of the Year 2014 by the Gault Millau Wine Guide, with the judges praising him as "one of the pioneers of organic viticulture and a driving force behind quality developments" in the southern Rheinhessen. "For many years he has produced superb dry Rieslings with fascinating ageing potential," they went on. "Almost single-handedly he elevated the Morstein site to legendary status." Philipp’s ancestors have been winegrowers in the old market town of Westhofen since the mid-1600s. His father Günter put the estate on an organic footing, and it’s been a member of organic farmers' association Naturland since 1990. Philipp then took the step to go biodynamic in 2004. He lays the foundation for wines of exceptional quality through intensive, year-round vineyard maintenance, low yields and the uncompromising selection of bunches by hand. For the most part, the wines ferment in traditional, old oak casks or stainless steel and fermentation often continues into the year following the harvest. Already firmly established as one of Germany’s superstar producers, this young winemaker has a brilliant future ahead of him.

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