Leitz Rudesheimer Berg Kaisersteinfels Riesling 2012

Riesling from Rheingau, Germany

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Item No. 131318
  • white wine
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Winemaker's Notes

The wine is derangedly good, utterly euphoric fragrance; quartz, flowers and balsam, it's the stunning blue-eyed bride of the handsome Rottland groom; the girl is frisky and wicked-smart, and cool as he is he hardly can believe she's there at his side. It (or she) is beguilingly charming—for a moment there's nothing you'd rather be doing than drinking this very wine, you can hardly bear to put the glass down, the wine is so ludicrously delicious, interesting and long.

Learn About Leitz

Johannes Leitz runs the Rheingau estate today. Johannes is the latest member of the Leitz family to take charge of the winery. He gained his vineyard experience at the Johnnishof estate of Hans Hermann Eser, as well as at Eltville College.

Soils types in the Rheingau, Germany vineyard are typical of the region, dominated by slate, with a small quantity of Burgundy varieties planted alongside the Riesling. Some Burgundian winery practices are also in place here, including prolonged contact with the lees.

Learn About Rheingau

(RINE-gow) The steep, south-facing slopes overlooking the Rhine river are some of the most enviable in Germany. The region's wines are based almost completely on Riesling and all picking is done by hand. A bit further south than the Mosel, Rheingau grapes get some stronger sun, which is evident by the richer wines produced. Notable Facts Rheingau wines will be found in brown,...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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