Richard Bocking Schlossberg Alte Reben Riesling
A southwest-facing slope that adjoins the Burgberg, looking across the Schottbach side valley. The Böcking parcels in this vineyard are identified in the oldest maps of the Mosel and compete with the Ungsberg as the greatest vineyards in this bend of the Mosel. Our oldest vines grow in Schlossberg, characterized by fine and fragile gray and blue slate.
This wine displays the perfect balance between pure, fresh fruit and mineral flavors indicative of the Scholssberg vineyard. It has a juicy and flowery bouquet; yellow blossoms, green apple with a powerful finish.
- Soil: Blue and grey slate and brown quartz
- Age of Vines: 40-60 years old; Riesling vines have been cultivated on this spot since the 17th Century.
- Fermentation: Natural yeast only – no added cultures – slowly at cold temperatures until the perfect balance of acidity and fruit is reached.
- Aging: Sur lies for 10 months, then aged in 100% German oak barriques
- Bottled: July 29, 2015
- Residual Sugar: 10.5 g/l
- Total Acidity: 8.1 g/l
- Production: 250 Bottles available for the US
“Ripe apple and white peach are garlanded with honeysuckle on the nose and mingled with smoky black tea and saline marine breeze. The midpalate is at once subtly creamy and animatingly juicy and the finish lusciously fruited yet mineral- nuanced; the 14 grams of residual sugar are supportive but do not engender any sense of outright sweetness.” – 90 points, David Schildknecht, Vinous