Zilliken Riesling Butterfly

Vintage: 2016
AP. No.: 08-17
Soils: Devonian slate and diabase
Bottler: Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken
Vinification: 100% in neutral Fuder barrels

Tasting Notes:

Like a basket of freshly picked orchard fruits with the warm juice still dripping down your chin. Peach, apricot, spring blossoms and wet stone-- no surprises here, just plain delicious, tangy fun. Concentrated lemon and lime flavors are cut clean through with a razor-sharp acidity, followed by a refreshing grapefruit sherbet twist on the finish.

Serving Suggestions:

A beautiful solo delight, perfect for a picnic with a charcuterie board, or even as an elegant way to end a great meal.  Or bring it home with a classic American clambake and you’ll be the star of the show!


Alcohol: 11.0 % vol.
Residual Sugar: 19.5 g/l
Total Acidity: 7,2 g/l

Awards and Accolades:

Eichelmann: 87 points

Vivum: 86 points

Mosel Fine Wines: 88 points

Gault & Millau: 87 points