Zilliken Riesling Butterfly

Vintage: 2015
AP. No.: 15-16
Soils: Devonian slate and diabase
Harvest Method: 100% hand-picked
Origin of Grapes: 100% estate grown
Vinification: 100% in neutral Fuder barrels

Tasting Notes:

Peach and apricot aromas waft out of each glass of this off-dry Riesling, like a whisper of citrus in a cooling herbal breeze. The warm temperatures of the sun-drenched 2015 vintage settle on the palate as rich, ripe peach flavors and a smoky slate minerality. A refreshing acidity lifts the fruits and finishes with a delightful burst of sweetness. Delightful, fun and perfectly delicious!

Serving Suggestions:

With the playful interaction of sweetness and acidity, this is a beautiful solo delight or a fine friend to bright summer or brunch fare such as cold soba noodles or curry fish cakes.


Alcohol: 12.5 % vol.
Residual Sugar: 18.0 g/l
Total Acidity: 7 g/l

Awards and Accolades:

John Gilman : 89 points

Mosel Fine Wines: 87 points

Jancis Robinson: 16+ points