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Leitz 2016 Rudesheimer Sylvaner Trocken "Alte Reben"

The sylvaner vines at Leitz sit at the top of the Rüdesheimer Drachenstein vineyard, along the forest line and are more than 30 years old. In the past these vines had merely been blended into the basic Riesling QbA at a rate below 5%; but now, thankfully, they are separated and fermented alone. In spite of this being bottled under screwcap, this is not aged in stainless steel like other Leitz wine under stelvin. The Sylvaner Trocken “Alte Reben” is produced in the same way as all of the Erste Lage and Grosses Gewächs wines at Leitz – fermented with native yeasts in old German füder with continued elevage on the lees. This is a ridiculous value as this wine expresses the textures and layers one would more expect from a Sylvaner from an Erste or Grosse Lage.

  • 2016
  • Sylvaner
  • QbA
  • Germany
  • Rüdesheim
  • Johannisberg
  • Drachenstein
  • South
  • Quartzite
  • Sustainable: Fair 'N Green
  • Neutral oak cask
  • Neutral oak cask
  • 11%
  • 4.9 g/L
  • 4.1 g/L
  • 15.6 g/L
  • 750 ml
  • White
  • 870701002241
  • $18.00