Quality: VDP.GROSSE LAGE - THE PEAK OF THE PYRAMID
VDP. GROSSE LAGE marks and singles out the very best vineyards of Germany, within which the finest parcels of land have been narrowly demarcated. With their site-specific characteristics, these wines are particularly expressive and have exceptional ageing potential. They are planted with traditional varieties best suited to a particular site, as determined by each region. A dry wine from a VDP. GROSSE LAGE is designated VDP. GROSSES GEWÄCHS and labeled “Qualitätswein trocken”. A wine with natural, ripe sweetness from a VDP. GROSSE LAGE is labeled with one of the traditional Prädikats categories: Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Eiswein or Trockenbeerenauslese.
Wine / Character
combination of flowers and red wildberries in the nose - slight oak aromas - full mouthfeel and great body - long finish
Ground / Terroir Colored Sandstone
The lower trias or colored sandstone is the main soil in palatinate. Its different colours are caused by different levels of iron oxide. It is a sandy soil with a decent nutrition reservoir. A very good soil for Riesling and Pinots. Wines which grow on this soil are often marked by yellow fruit flavours.
Maturation / Gathering
hand-picked - sorted on sorting table - destamped - cold maceration - slowly pressed - fermentation in oak - 20 months of aging in barriques
meat dishes - also venison