Rausch Riesling Diabas

Vintage: 2015
AP. No.: 13-16
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 mix of diabase soil and Devonian slate found on the Saarburger Rausch produces a distinctive, one-of-a-kind terroir. This complex and aromatic Riesling is rich with contradictions. Stately yet sleek with deep expressive notes of dried yellow pears, apricots and a dark, spicy minerality. Layers of creamy, nuanced yet simultaneously bright yellow citrus flavors eventually mark a steady descent into a long, juicy, off-dry finish. This kind of stately grace comes from depth, not width.

Serving Suggestions:

A beautiful complement to a wide range of classic Riesling pairings, from baked monkfish to roasted rabbit to Asian-spiced short ribs.


Alcohol: 12% vol.
Residual Sugar: 18 g/l
Total Acidity:    7.6 g/l

Awards and Accolades:

John Gilman : 92+ points

Mosel Fine Wines: 93 points