The Scharlachberg vineyard is one of the oldest and most-well known sites in Germany, dating back to the time of Charlemagne.
The vineyard is studded with large quartzite rock formations, and faces directly south, providing perfect ripening conditions alongside the warmer air from the Rhine Valley. These conditions each year produce wines of tremendous concentration and ripeness, combines with the classic salinity of the Rheinhessen region.
Maturation: Stainless steel tank, traditional large and medium-sized barrel of German oak.
Selectively hand-picked in late season, sourced from a unique parcel at the top of the VDP.GROSSE LAGE SCHARLACHBERG, Bingen. Stony, coarse soil and significant red coloured topsoil, under-soil with upcoming quartzite rock.
Clear, pale yellow colour. Expressive and complex aromas, dominated by yellow fruit notes like peach and apricot, highlighted by the finest herbal notes reminiscent of lovage and nettle. Dry, fresh and invigorating acidity, pronounced mineral notes, full bodied, very well balanced, very long finish.
Tons of fresh herbs and wild berries in the nose. Then, enormous power and depth and a finish that keeps pumping out the minerals with a hint of chili-like piquancy. Only the second vintage of this wine, making it difficult to judge the aging potential. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA - THE WINE ENTHUSIAST
This is an intensely mineral, cutting dry wine studded with pristine nectarine and tangerine flavors. It's a zingy, zesty wine emboldened by tart lemon-lime acidity and a lingering, stony finish. Ready to drink now but will continue to improve through 2035 and hold further.