2020 Riesling Fructus



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The 2020 RIESLING FRUCTUS combines the intensity of its aromas, from ripe peach and peach peelings, seductive apricot, and juicy, refreshing lemon with a wonderful lightness. A touch of Italian herbs is also evident as well as a touch of dry stone minerality.

The typical Rheingau loess clay gives this 2019 RIESLING FRUCTUS its vibrant character: lively fruit in a light cloak. The Riesling grapes are carefully harvested in steel tanks. Instead of letting them ferment though, winemaker Mark Barth stops fermentation at around 25 grams of residual sugar/ L in order to maintain the fruity harmony that is typical of FRUCTUS. As a result, the alcohol content in the wine is also quite low at 10%.

With its animating interplay of sweetness and acidity, Fructus goes well with spicy Asian cuisine, such as Indian food and curries, but also with savory pies and pastries or foie gras.