The Wittmann Estate Riesling Trocken is harvested by hand from estate-owned vineyards around the village of Westhofen. It is fermented with native yeasts and matured in large, neutral oak casks. All of the estate’s vineyards are certified Organic by Naturland, a German certification organization for Organic agriculture. The vineyards have also been certified Biodynamic by Return to Terroir, a France-based organization.
Wine Enthusiast 91 Points Fresh tangerine and lemon aromas turn a shade riper on the palate of this approachable but elegant dry Riesling. It’s luscious and mouthfilling, brightened by tart lime and grapefruit acidity that extends through a long finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "Wittmann's 2015 Riesling Trocken displays clear, warm and super-ripe. white fruit aromas along with sweet blossom and floral flavors on the nose. Round and quite powerful on the palate, but also pure and mineral, this is a rich and fruit-intense wine. This is a good indicator what to expect from Wittmann's 2015 range."
The Wittmann Family has been growing grapes and producing wine in the small Rheinhessen village of Westhofen since 1663. Today, the estate cultivates 62 acres of vines in the rolling limestone hills found in the southern part of the region, just west of the Rhine valley. They have been pioneers in developing the full-bodied, well-balanced style of dry wines for which the region has become known. And they were early adopters of organic and biodynamic viticulture.