St. Urbans-Hof Wiltinger 'Alte Reben'
Wiltinger is a "village" wine. Since it does not come from a Grand Cru vineyard, we simply call it Wiltinger, but it is a fine Riesling from the Saar Valley. The site is entirely turning towards south and the soil is well supplied with water. Even after several weeks of drought little sources appear on the foot of the hill. The vines never suffer from lack of water. The slate soil in this vineyard has a red color, which comes from its iron content. It’s the iron that gives the wines that grow here their fine herbaceous and spicy character. “Alte Reben” means "old vines" in German and the wine in this bottle comes from a parcel planted in the 1930's. The almost salty minerality makes the Wiltinger ‘Alte Reben’ finish off-dry even though we left a line of natural residual sweetness, which makes this wine such a great food accompaniment.
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