The Van Volxem Riesling Alte Reben from Weingut Van Volxem of the Saar presents a brilliant, light yellow color in the wine glass. After the first swirl, this white wine is characterized by a wonderful brilliance that makes it dance lively in the glass. To the nose, this Weingut Van Volxem white wine presents all sorts of physalis, lemongrass, pears, quince and oranges. As if that wasn't already impressive, the aging in large wooden barrels adds sun-warmed rocks and forest floor.
On the palate, the Van Volxem Riesling Alte Reben from Weingut Van Volxem starts wonderfully dry, grippy and aromatic.Despite its dry taste, this white wine convinces with the finest melting and finely woven residual sweetness. Due to its concise fruit acidity, the Van Volxem Riesling Alte Reben presents itself wonderfully fresh and lively on the palate. In the finish, this very storable from the Saar winegrowing region finally inspires with considerable length. There are again hints of apple and pear. In the aftertaste, mineral notes of the slate-dominated soils join in.
Vinification of the Van Volxem Riesling Old Vines from Winery Van Volxem
The elegant Van Volxem Riesling Alte Reben from Germany is a single varietal wine, vinified from the Riesling grape variety. In the Saar, the vines that produce the grapes for this wine grow on soils of slate. Moreover, the grapes of this white wine from Weingut Van Volxem do not grow in the flat land, but dig their roots into the subsoil in steep slopes. The steep slope cultivation ensures that even in cooler regions with shorter growing seasons, the vines receive a maximum of sun. At the time of optimal ripeness, the grapes for Van Volxem Riesling Alte Reben are harvested exclusively by hand without the aid of coarse and less selective machinery. After the harvest, the grapes reach the winery by the fastest route. Here they are selected and carefully broken up. Fermentation follows in large wood at controlled temperatures. After the end of fermentation, the Van Volxem Riesling Alte Reben is aged for several months in oak barrels.
Food recommendation for the Van Volxem Riesling Alte Reben by Weingut Van Volxem
This German white wine is best enjoyed well chilled at 8 - 10°C. It is perfect as an accompanying wine to vegetable salad with beetroot, coconut-lime fish curry or cabbage roulades.
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