Geisenheimer Rothenberg is one of the most famous sites in Rheingau for nobly sweet wines. Since 2005 this vineyard achieved the record high must weight of Germany three times. The red quartzite soil is a rarity in the region, its steep slopes, and location away from river are ideal for its concentrated wines, and aid in the development of the noble rot Botrytis Chinera. Mentions of this vineyard’s prowess date back as far as the year 1145.
A great reference for Riesling Auslese wines from the Rheingau. The wine has a high, but not over-the-top residual sugar, a fresh & strong acidity. Even the bouquet with its tropical-fruit stylistics is enchanting. On the palate, the wine is elegantly structured and characterized by great minerality.
Pairings: Roasted fruit desserts such as: peach tart, apple strudel, lemon meringue, key lime pie, baked Alaska.