Rausch Riesling Diabas

Vintage: 2018
AP. No.: 15-19
Soil: Devonian slate and diabase
Harvest Method: 100% hand-picked
Origin of Grapes: 100% estate grown
Vinification: 100% in neutral Fuder barrels
Wine Style: dry-off

Tasting Notes:

A special off-dry wine of the Rausch vineyard made only in special vintages. The volcanic basalt rock for which the wine is named lends it a deep, distinctive minerality and radiance. Aromas of candied lemon and pink grapefruit are interwoven with black currant and wet, dark stone. A supple tropical fruitiness develops on the medium-bodied palate reminiscent of pineapple, coconut and cream before strolling hand-in-hand into a vivid sunset of lime and spice. The slightly higher residual sugar is felt more as substance than sweetness, enhancing an inner brilliance from start to finish. A cellar treasure worth holding onto: 2022 - 2045.G.

Serving Suggestions:

A stunning complement with scallops, roasted duck, Indian curries.


Alcohol: 11.5% vol.
Residual Sugar: 19.8 g/l
Total Acidity:    7.1 g/l

Awards and Accolades:

John Gilman : 94+ Punkte

Eichelmann: 91 Punkte

Falstaff: 93 Punkte

Robert Parker: 92+ Punkte