The palate impression here is flatteringly silken yet animated, juicy and invigoratingly tinged with tingling pear skin. The long finish caresses even as it stimulates the salivary glands.
Drink with sashimi or a Thai noodle salad.
Varietal / Blend: Riesling
Decant: Not necessary
Farming Practices: Practising Organics
"Winegrowing on steep slate slopes entails manual labor. We are a “manufactory” in the classical sense, and we are convinced that this is what underpins the allure of our wines. We believe in wine having a legacy—wines with staying power that offer endless enjoyment. And we believe in the pure pleasure of wine, that it is made for partaking in with joy and for sharing with friends. At Van Volxem, a spirit of timelessness reigns: We believe that while there are many things that one should do differently, there are also a lot of things—such as traditions practiced here for over two thousand years—that cannot be improved upon. We believe in wine made naturally without industrial yeasts or additives. The people who work at Van Volxem are just like the wines they produce: unique. We are inspired by our passion for good wine and the pursuit of perfection—a perfection that we probably (and hopefully?) will never achieve. The people who work at Van Volxem are the element that creates such great wines—with their hands, senses, passion, and craftsmanship on the rugged, steep slate slopes of the Saar. With knowledge, confidence, and patience, we produce captivating wines from superior vineyards."