Selected healthy grapes from mountainside vineyards-including Breuer's top sites Berg Schlossberg and Nonnenberg are harvested at optimum maturity. Skin contact precedes fermentation and extended aging on the lees in oak ovals, in like manner to the top Cru bottlings. Careful assemblage results in interplay of Rudesheim's slate character with the more citric, floral personality of Raunthal: The quintessence of powerful and ageworthy Rheingau Riesling.
"The '03 shows perfumed notes of apricot, rhubarb and spiced pear, concentrated and persistent, with refined length. Cellar it for a few years to develop complexity, or serve now with langoustines."
Wine & Spirits
"Pale yellow. Subtle aromas of fresh peach, grapefruit and lemon oil. Sweet tropical fruit flavors are lifted by tangy, saline minerality. Nicely balanced wine with enticing spicy kick on the back end. In a classical Rheingau style." Joel Payne,
International Wine Cellar