Saarburg Rausch Riesling Diabas

Vintage: 2012
AP. No.: 8-13
Soil: Devonian slate and diabase
Harvest Method: 100% hand-picked
Origin of Grapes: 100% estate grown
Vinification: 100% in neutral Fuder barrels
Wine Style: feinherb

Tasting Notes:

Originally formed from cooled volcanic magma, the diabase soil of the Saarburger Rausch comes together with Devonian slate in a remarkable terroir found nowhere else.
Rausch Diabas is our best feinherb (off-dry) and is made in a style previously classified as 'Auslese halbtrocken.'
Elegant notes of lilacs lead into a silk-lined basket of crisp apricot and white peach flavors. A Riesling that beguiles through depth and grace.

Serving Suggestions:

This top quality wine blends the characteristic liveliness of the Saar Rieslings with power and opulence, making it the ideal off-dry wine to serve with a variety of fine cuisines. It expertly complements a various poultry dishes, especially those with a fruit-based element, such as cranberries or cooked plums.

Awards and Accolades:

The 2009 Rausch Diabas was proclaimed "Innovation of the Year" by Stuart Pigott in the Sunday edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine:
"Long sold out at the estate — despite only being produced for the first time in 2009; a hefty 30 EUR price tag, and lacking the crucial magic word 'trocken' (dry) on the label! This exceptional Riesling dazzles with a siren song of ripe summer apricots. What makes it so truly unique, however, is the marvelous exchange between ripe, satiating fruit and bright mineral freshness.


Alcohol: 12% vol.
Residual Sugar: 18.2 g/l
Total Acidity:    7.3 g/l