2020 Gunderloch Als War’s Ein Stuck Von Mir Riesling

Classic dry German Riesling given the lo-fi treatment to create an aromatic wine bursting with flavour and drive.

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‘Als War’s Ein Stuck Von Mir’ translates to ‘as if it were a piece of me’ and so, as you can imagine, this is a wine close to Johannes Hasselbach’s heart.

For this cuvee he chose to turn back the clock to the time his grandparents were making wine: no additions, no fining and no temperature controls, just long, slow ferments with natural yeasts. The resulting wine is intensely aromatic with a taught line of textural acidity running from beginning to end.

It’s bone dry but the ripe citrus and red apple fruit give it a natural sweetness that is irresistible.

The focus here is on the grapes and he wants to use every part of them (e.g. long maceration time on fully crushed grapes up to 72 hours; minimal clarification; natural yeast fermentation; long time on lees) but he also wants to make sure not to lose or alter anything (no artificial yeasts; no fining; no aromatisation of any kind).

100% healthy fruit comes from young vines in the top site Nackenheimer Rothenberg, blended with grapes from a parcel of 35-year-old vines from Hipping in Nierstein.

Region: Rheinhessen, Germany
Blend: Riesling (100%)
ABV: 11.50%
Closure: 750ml
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