Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Viticulture: Biodynamic | Certified Organic
Climate: Mild temperatures, surrounded by protective hills and forests, long sun hours and little rainfall
Terroir: Vines grow on a soilbed of limestone clay and loam
Winemaking: Fermentation is carried out by indigenous yeasts, either in tanks or in old oak casks, without any additions. Only a touch of sulfur is used during lees-ageing, which happens without intermediate racking. As soon as the wine is removed from this sediment, it is bottled and usually hit the market about a year after the vintage
Color: Light golden yellow
Nose: Complex aroma of peach, grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine and wet stone
Palate: Mineral notes and precise acidity balance the very attractive extract in a streamlined body with perfect structure and a very long aftertaste
Wittmann Westhofener Riesling 2020
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.”