Our Riesling in the style of an orange wine
The next generation is already starting. Our son Philipp had the idea to create a mash-fermented Riesling, which we obtained in 2014 in small quantities from our best grapes. This wine production corresponds approximately to that from the antique one. So called "Orange Wines" are naturally characterized by a dark yellow to orange color and a special taste. He is now exclusively to have!
Der Eichelmann 2016:
"An exciting - and successful - experiment is the mash-fermented and matured in barrique Riesling from the Herrenberg, the wine is initially closed, opens after a day and unfolds aromas of bread crust, lime, orange peel and herbs and on the third day he is always still very present, stable and has a lot of pressure."
Gault Millau 2015:
(...) "Something new is the Riesling 14, a mash fermented wine, so almost orange, but just neither dirty nor oxidative, but with concise tannins on the tongue."
Exceptional characteristics for a Riesling, subtle aromas of wood, gentle fruit tones, intense structure.
89 Points "Best of Riesling 2012" of 12,5 % Vol.
Full moon harvest, moonshine lunatic:
That's exactly what we wanted with the special Riesling of our top vineyard Ungsteiner Herrenberg.
The result is a rather idiosyncratic character.
But how nice: After all, the moon is said to be a special attraction to tides and people.
This wine stands for an experiment in two ways:
For one thing, we fermented the wine in a new barrique barrel
and stored for about 6 months on the lees in the barrel. On the other hand, we have put the filling day on full moon,
to capture the special influences of the moon phases on the wine. Both give this Riesling more spice, body, length and longer life. Recommendation: try it!
Gault Millau 2015:
(...) "In the barrique, he succeeds almost everything. The best example of this is the magnificent Riesling Lunatic: intense, long, diffenrenziert and the biggest surprise of the tasting phase in the Palatinate. "(...)
"Joachim Wegner baffles us again and again."
Blind tasting Meininger Verlag
Category II: Riesling Layer wine dry up to and including 12,0 Vol.
Probably the largest Riesling competition in the world, hosted by Meininger Verlag under the auspices of Mrs. Ulrike Höfken, Minister for the Environment, Agriculture, Food, Viticulture and Forestry of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, more than 50 internationally recognized jurors tasted Rieslings in a total of 8 categories, The jury consisted of sommeliers, oenologists, winegrowers, wine merchants and journalists.
Well over 500 wine producers and traders participated in the international best of riesling 2015 competition with a total of 1,836 wines.
The Meininger Verlag about this wine:
"A lot of yellow fruit with substance and juice, fully ripe mango, melon, a little orangeat ...; consistently fruit-juicy, while quite dense and with a fine freshness, balanced."