2016 Rausch Riesling Großes Gewächs

Vintage: 2016
AP. No.: 10-17
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:

This is Riesling reduced to its core essentials: flint, floral, fruit. Spicy, zesty, with all the moody turbulence of a lovesick teenager. A complex range of flavors are wrapped as tight as a soldier’s bedroll. Electrifying acidity, nuanced structure and a hint of 2016’s softness and beauty when given time to develop - we recommend at least 3-5 years. Exceptionally long saline finish. If served in its youth, please decant or use large-bowled glasses.

Serving Suggestions:

A Riesling with the weight and finesse to handle the most challenging of food pairings from poultry to pork in any number of preparations -- don’t be shy!


Alcohol: 11.5% vol
Residual Sugar: 9.0 g/l
Total Acidity:    7.3 g/

Awards and Accolades:

Eichelmann: 91 points

Vivum: 90 points

Gault & Millau: 90 points