2020 von Winning "Leinhöhle" Erste Lage Riesling Trocken, Pfalz, Germany

$41.99

The Leinhöhle is a southern slope just above Deidesheim. Sandstone and limestone are found in the soil, the wine is completely fermented in the wood and matured on the yeast for a year. Juicy and dense with ripe stone fruit and fine herbs.

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$41.99

ABOUT THIS WINE

Vines grown in loamy sand, and Bunter (variegated) sandstone with a South exposure. Fermented 1200L barrels.

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

The fact that this estate is crafting some of the very best dry wines in Germany is no fluke, rather a result of nearly obsessive winemaker Stephan Attman’s commitment to both dedicated cultivation of Deidesheim and Forst’s best sites and meticulous work in the cellar. Von Winning maintains some of the oldest parcels in Grosses Gewächs vineyards smattered across Forst, Deidesheim, and Ruppertsberg. Attman’s every decision is informed by great enthusiasm and experiences at estates in the Cote d’Or and abroad. For example, Attman’s newer vines are planted at a very high vine density- 9500 vines per hectare, as opposed to the typically under 5000. This creates competition amongst the vines, forcing the roots to grow deep, naturally reducing yields. Attman has adopted the single cane trellising system, prevalent in Burgundy, and Grosses Gewächs wines ferment in 500mL French barrels. Von Winning practices organic and sustainable viticulture.

Attman describes his winemaking as “not doing the wrong thing at the wrong time.” The estate’s premium wines are treated with a minimalist approach and with the highest respect in the cellar. Gentle clarification, natural and spontaneous fermentation and the abandonment of fining agents create wines with a distinctive indigenous and very elegant style. Pumping the juice or wine is never necessary in the gravity flow winery, allowing for minimal, and gentle vinification.

Details:

Vintage 2020
Producer von Winning
Wine Type White Wine
Grape(s) Riesling
Appellation Pfalz
Country Germany
Farming Practicing Organic