2018 Rausch Riesling Großes Gewächs

Vintage: 2018
AP. No.: 19-19
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:

Delicate aromas of ripe melon, lemon curd and meadow flowers and a cool herbal austerity open a nose of breathtaking beauty and elegance. Deep yet refined orange, passion fruit and candied lemon dance nimbly across the nearly vertical palate, while the grippy texture is redeemed by a pliable, persistent acidity. And the stunning saline and lemon-laced finish is so long that it’s hard to remember a time it didn’t exist. A fairytale wine in a fairytale vintage. One need not lay it down as long as Sleeping Beauty, but we do recommend at least 7-10 years before waking it with a kiss.

Serving Suggestions:

The refined grace of this stately GG makes it an ideal pairing with a range of medium-weight fare from fish and seafood to light poultry and pork. Also delicious with green and white asparagus.


Alcohol: 12.0% vol
Residual Sugar: 8.4 g/l
Total Acidity:    7.2 g/

Awards and Accolades:

John Gilman : 95+ points

Gault & Millau: 90 points

Eichelmann: 92 points

Vinum: 91 points

Falstaff: 93 points

Robert Parker: 94 points

Weinwisser: 18/20 points