Style: dry wine
Vom Kalkstein is the perfect entry-level wine to really get a snapshot of the quality on offer from Wittmann. From the excellent 2018 vintage, this is fresh, pure and elegant, with an abundance of juicy fruits and chalky minerality on the mid-palate but continuing through on the remarkably persistent finish.
Wittmann, Riesling, Vom Kalkstein, Trocken, 2018
Produced in an organic and biodynamic certified estate, Witmann has gained his reputation in Germany for his world famous Rieslings.
For its signature minerality, it has scents of lime, and red apple. Texturally rounded, it has a dry taste with a refreshing acidity.
No Synthetic Fertilizers, Herbicides or Pesticides
Organic grapes are cultivated in vineyards banning the use of artificial inputs, including synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides. In organic vineyards, a bountiful growing year relies instead on maintaining strict standards for soil health-for example, upping biodiversity through crop rotation.
No Added Sulfites
In the fermenting and bottling phase of winemaking, organic wines cannot contain added sulfites. Sulfites–also known as sulfur dioxide, a naturally occurring preservative in most wines and an inherent by-product of alcoholic fermentation-can be manually added by the winemaker to up the sulfite level in their bottle of vino, thereby increasing its lifespan. If a winemaker opts to add sulfites but otherwise follows organic farming practices, the wines can’t be labeled “organic.” However, they can be classified as wine “made from organic grapes.”