2015 Rausch Riesling Großes Gewächs

Vintage: 2015
AP. No.: 16-16
Soil: Devonian slate and diabase
Harvest Method: 100% hand-picked
Origin of Grapes: 100% estate grown
Vinification: 100% in neutral Fuder barrels
Style: dry

Tasting Notes:

Taut as a live wire, this steely, dry flagship Riesling pulses with a concentrated acidic electricity. Zesty grapefruit flavors and a smoky minerality converge into a long, dense and deep palate. Although still quite closed in its youth, the long, supple finish reveals a brief glimpse of the extreme potential and maturity yet to come.

Serving Suggestions:

Serving Suggestion: The finesse and body of this Riesling make it a highly food-friendly wine. An ideal and versatile complement to a wide range of savory or spicy dishes, from roast pork to braised poultry.


Alcohol: 12.5% vol
Residual Sugar: 8.4 g/l
Total Acidity:    7.4 g/l


John Gilman : 95+ points