2021 Weingut Wittmann Westhofener Riesling Aus Ersten Lagen BIO

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Type of Wine White
Country Germany
Region Rheinhessen
Winery Weingut Wittmann
Vintage 2021
Grape Riesling
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2024 - 2038
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The demand for the wines of this top producer from Rheinhessen is increasing, partly due to the many positive reviews. It would have been easy to take advantage of this success, buy some additional vineyards and ride the positive wave. As a purist looking for absolute quality at the highest possible level, Philipp chooses the opposite path: by reducing yields and selecting fruit, he makes fewer bottles labeled below the highest level and the overall quality of the 'Estate' wines continues to increase. The most important change is the introduction of three wines 'Aus Ersten Lagen', namely the Gundersheimer, the Westhogener and Niersteiner. These wines bear the name of their municipality, but come from one or more vineyards with the 'Erste Lage' label. These wines are marketed 1 year after harvest, the moment when the Grosses Gewächse were previously launched. These last top wines now appear six months later.

The Westhofener is a typical Riesling that does justice to its character. Beautifully concentrated power, complex and minerally. Biodynamically produced by the very high-quality winery Weingut Wittmann from the Rheinhessen region. The Wittmann Westhofener comes from several vineyards around Morstein and Brunnenhäusen that are classified as Erste Lage. This wine has a more lush aromatic profile, a full body balanced by a fine minerality. The Westhofener Riesling "Aus Ersten Lagen" s pure and intense, with a dusty layer of chalk and intense fruity orange and lemon juice aromas, which opens with a beautiful distinguished bouquet with remarkable depth and complexity. Intensely juicy and fresh on the palate, this is a pure premier cru with citrus flavor, silky texture and mouth-filling (since this year it is labeled as "1G" like "Erstes Gewächs" or "VDP. Aus Erste Lagen") with a long and complex aftertaste. 95/100 Suckling

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Weingut Wittmann is located in Westhofen in the Rheinhessen wine region and produces biodynamic wines with terroir expression and extreme precision. The Wittmanns and their ancestors have been wine growers in Westhofen since the 17th century. The experience of some 350 vintages from more than 15 generations has contributed greatly to the family's invaluable heritage. Time and rest are essential ingredients for making a good wine. And this is exactly what the wines get plenty of in the vaulted cellar, built in 1829. Winemaker Philipp Wittmann watches over his wines, under constant temperature and humidity conditions, while they mature in 80 wooden barrels. The oldest of these barrels is from the year 1890 and has already housed many major vintages. Each barrel contains the harvest from 1 single vineyard plot.

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Weingut Wittmann

Located in Westhofen in the Rheinhessen wine region, Weingut Wittmann produces biodynamic wines with terroir expression and extreme precision. The Wittmanns and their ancestors have been wine growers in Westhofen since the 17th century. The experience of some 350 volumes of more than 15 generations is great in the priceless heritage of the family. Time and rest are essential ingredients for making a good wine. And this is exactly what the wines get in abundance in the vaulted cellar, built in 1829. Winemaker Philipp Wittmann watches over his wines, under constant temperature and humidity conditions, while maturing in 80 wooden barrels. The oldest of these barrels is from the year 1890 and has already housed many great vintages. Each barrel contains the harvest of 1 single vineyard plot.

Star winemaker Philipp Wittmann (responsible for the cellar and export), together with father Günther (vineyards) and mother Elisabeth (sales), have built a fantastic wine company in Westhofen, Rheinhessen. Since 1990, work has been done biologically and later biologically dynamically. The starting point for the wines is therefore: terroir expression through healthy soil. A low yield per hectare, manual selection of the best grapes and a very slow vinification with natural yeasts without the addition of sulfite on large wooden feeds do the rest. The house is 'the standard' for Rheinhessen and now also a standard for German white in general. This is evident from the enormous flow of international valuations that the wines receive, both higher and lower. For example, Philipp has already twice been named the best white winemaker in Germany by the authoritative Eichelmann in 2003 and 2013. In 2014 he received the same title from Gault Millau. Philipp is married to Eva Clüsserath who owns her own wine estate in the Moselle. Philipp is said to hate August: he has to divide his Grosse Gewächse. This is especially annoying because the demand is increasing and the supply is small. So he actually has too little for everyone. Not surprising, given that his GGs earn up to 96 points from Parker, he was crowned Germany's best white winemaker twice by Eichelmann, winemaker of the year at Gault Millau in 2014, and at Schlemmer Atlas in 2015 and annually in Mainz during the GG tasting as one of the very best!

Wittmann has consistently opted for quality, which means that he only releases the finest fruit from his vineyards as GG. The rest goes in the Westhofener and even the Riesling Trocken is partly made with this noble fruit.

 

More Information
Type of Wine White
Country Germany
Region Rheinhessen
Winery Weingut Wittmann
Grape Riesling
Biological certified Yes
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2038
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Tier Price
Parker rating 94
James Suckling rating 95
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Floral, Complex, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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