(2003) The first of the "terroir series" wines, which is based around Kendermann's programme to match soil and micro-climate to vine and wine style. Roter Hang means "red slope", and the soil is indeed red slate, rich in iron. Lots of work goes on in the vineyard here, with green harvesting and three passes through the vineyard at harvest time. Each picking was fermented separately before blending. It has a sweet, ripe, concentrated floral and peach blossom nose, with a lemon-drop edge and incisive fruit quality. On the palate there's a real fruit sweetness that pushes through to the finish, with balanced, if softer acidity. Very easy to drink though with character.
(2000) Cool, light and lemon-fresh nose with a little overlay of sweeter, almost tropical lushness. These really show up in the finish, resulting in a crowd-pleasing Riesling that adds guava and ripe melon to citrus freshness.
(2000) Not sure just how limited this is, but I'd rush out and try a bottle soon if you think you'd like the style. Similar profile to the regular cuvée, but adds a very luscious mouthfeel and bags more buttery, creamy pineapple fruit on the palate.
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