Schlossgut Liebieg Alte Reben 2019
Rich + Mineral
Strong golden yellow colour. Intense fruity nose of ripe tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango. Lots of concentrated fruit and tropical fruit, as if ripe on the nose. Powerful mineral without appearing opulent. The fruit is carried by the residual sweetness, balanced by the acidity and goes into a long, warm, spicy finish. After a few years of aging in the bottle, the fruit aromas develop towards dried fruit. In addition, fine caramel notes that accompany this dried fruit aroma.
The wine is from central part of Klüsserath brotherhood with 100 year old vines. Very small berries and therefore concentrated. The full power of the southern slope is already evident in the must, which settles overnight and then ferments spontaneously. As with the other single vineyard wines, the Alte Reben has undergone malolactic fermentation. The resulting lactic acid perfectly balances the strong fruit flavors without being too harsh. The late bottling in late summer, just like the subsequent aging in the bottle for at least one year, ensures the harmony in the wine.