Wittmann Qualitätswein Trocken Rheinhessen Westhofener S 2007
Wines with the "S" designation are crafted utilizing grapes selectively hand harvested from the best vineyard parcels. These compact wines, with a mineral character and a high level of fruity ripeness, are the finest wines of the estate.
Food Match: white meats, salmon, pork, fowl, fish, eggs, Asian cuisine.
Westhofen’s vineyards lie in a fertile glacial valley of the Rhine. Furthermore, the microclimate of the Rheinhessen region is especially mild ...ideal conditions that enable us to produce brilliant wines utilizing our enthusiasm for ecological, and since 2004, biodynamic cultivation of the soil and gentle, painstaking cellar procedures.
Slow fermentation and lengthy aging in the cellar’s constant temperatures preserve aromas. This is how Wittmann wines achieve their unmistakable expression, which nevertheless varies from year to year.
Recognized as a top quality grape here since the Middle Ages, Germany retains its high reputation as a premier source of the finest Riesling. Heavily planted throughout the Rheingau and Mosel, Riesling responds splendidly to these regions’ extreme climatic and topographic challenges. Cold-hardy enough to survive freezing winters, and sturdy enough to withstand the warm sun, Riesling has enough natural acidity to maintain balance, even in wines with the highest levels of residual sugar. While high quality is possible in all points of the sweet to dry spectrum, Riesling typically produces wine with relatively low alcohol, high acidity, steely minerality, stone fruit, citrus, spice and floral notes. With age, Riesling can become truly revelatory, developing unique, complex aromatics, often with a hint of petrol.