Weingut Burg Ravensburg Kapellenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs Trocken 2017
Region Baden – Kraichgau
Alcohol by volume: 13%
Annual cases produced: 3000 cases
Varieties: 100% Riesling
Fermentation duration: Spontaneous fermentation in 500 previously-filled barrels
Aging duration months: 9 months
Lees Contact Stirring: 9 months lees contact
Vineyard Name: Eichelberg Kapellenberg (chapel on top)
Soil Type: Limestone, Volcanic Rock
Farming practices: Bio-dynamic
Germany’s very finest vineyards are classified as Große Lagen, akin to a Grand Cru. The named sites strictly follow the boundary lines of the individual parcels. Wines grown in Grosse Lagen are notable for their extraordinary sense of place and ripening potential.
The Kapellenberg’s terroir is also notable: the “Berg” (ridge) was formed by volcanic activity that pushed up the limestone and mixed it with volcanic rock into a light but highly complex soil. The name refers to a chapel on top, built in 1748 in honor of St. Michael. The first documented mention of the vineyard came in 1225 in relation to the Wigoldesberg Monastery.
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