“Terroir: The Bockstein vineyard is located in a side valley of Saar and forms a natural south to southwest facing amphitheatre above the village of Ockfen. Dr. Fischer owns 2.5 hectares.
The terroir in this vineyard is ideal: Steep slope, 40 years old vines, roots going 15 feet deep, south-southwest exposure. The soil is comprised predominantly of hard, weathered, gravelly grey slate.
Vinification: Kabinett is the first late-harvest predicate. Ripe, healthy grapes ripen and are selected and harvested by hand. This one came in at a whopping 49 grams/Liter of sugar but with such searing acidity that is perfectly balanced and only tips slightly to the sweet side. The wine is aged for about 6 months on the lees in stainless steel vats.
91 points Vinous Media “…typical scents of fresh apple and orange wreathed in their blossoms. A squirt of fresh lime reinforces the bright juiciness exhibited on a silken, buoyant, generously fruity and unapologetically sweet palate that alluringly perpetuates the wine’s floral perfume. Hints of pistachio extract, cherry pit and wet stone add appeal to a lingering finish that at once soothes and refreshes…”