The wine has an intense honey-yellow hue and small persistent beads. Ripe aromas of honey, stone fruits and apple are echoed on the palate with additional layers of chamomile, minerals, yeasty notes and sweet herbs. The finish is crisp an and complex.
Located in the small community of Grosskarlbach, Pfalz, Germany, the Lingenfelder family has been producing wine for 13 generations.
Owner and winemaker Rainer-Karl Lingenfelder takes a minimalist approach to winemaking indigenous yeasts are used, malolactic fermentation is blocked and he doesn’t fine nor stabilize his wines.
Rainer uses a few large 100-year-old barrels to age some of his wines. These neutral barrels no longer impart any oak flavor but lend texture and a slight creaminess. He also uses some small barriques for the Spatburgunder. Most of the oak barrels are made with German oak. The 30 acre estate is planted with Riesling (40%), Spatburgunder (20%), Scheurebe (10%) with additional parcels of Muller Thurgau, Dornfelder, Silvaner, Kerner and Portugieser.
|(100% Riesling). The base wine is a 1997 Riesling Spatlese from the Goldberg vineyard to which juice from the 1998 Riesling vintage was added to trigger the second fermentation. The wine was aged for 10 years on its lees, disgorged and in lieu of a normal dosage, the juice from the 2011 Riesling Spatlese was added.