Navigation
Account
Cart 0 items for £0.00

No products in the cart.

Rheinhessen Bechtheimer Riesling 2016

‹Return to Previous Page
Description

Description

Dreissigacker Rheinhessen Bechtheimer Riesling

Dreissigacker Rheinhessen Bechtheimer Riesling is straw yellow in colour with green reflections. The bouquet opens with slightly spicy aromas, ripe pineapple and peach. Good concentration on the palate with mineral notes, a slightly salty tang and ripe yellow fruits. A long, refreshing finish.

Jochen Dreissigacker has caused a considerable stir both in his native Germany and abroad, winning high praise and points wherever his wines are sold. His 21 hectares of vineyards are based in the Rheinhessen, which is currently undergoing what might be termed a ‘Rheinhessen revival’, with Jochen at its forefront. From the 2010 vintage, Jochen’s wines all have organic certification and he also uses biodynamic methods for much of his estate (although he has chosen not to be certified). He reduced the yields in the vineyard to gain better concentration of flavour in the grapes and identified the best parcels of vines which he vinifies separately. As expected of an organic estate, his approach in the cellar is as natural as possible, using only wild yeasts to ferment the must and harvesting only fully ripe grapes (rather than chaptalising, or adding ‘süss-reserve’ to sweeten the wines after vinification for the Auslese styles).

Jochen’s approach in the winery is simple: to intervene as little as possible. Low yields and careful selection in the vineyard ensures excellent fruit. The estate has 21 hectares under vine, 55% of which are Riesling. The best vineyard plots include Hasensprung, Geyersberg and Rosengarten, all of which are within Bechtheim village. Soil is made up of loess and marl. The vineyard is run on biodynamic principles, without the use of artificial chemicals or fertilisers. This encourages soil and vine health which in turns means the grapes are ripe, clean and healthy.

The grapes were harvested by hand and maceration took up to 48 hours. Fermentation began naturally with wild yeasts. 20% of the juice was fermented in wooden barrels, with the balance fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperatures.

Dreissigacker Rheinhessen Bechtheimer Riesling – Hay Wines

Reviews (0)

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Rheinhessen Bechtheimer Riesling 2016”

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Returns & Delivery
Returns and Exchanges

All goods should be examined upon receipt, and any claim for loss or breakage notified by email or telephone to Hay Wines immediately. In the case of goods delivered by couriers, unless any claim is made within 24 hours, no compensation, refund or other credit will be available. In the case of damaged goods, Hay Wines reserves the right to collect these.

Ship your items back to us

If you wish to return your order due to an error on our behalf, we are happy to collect or get our courier to collect from the delivery address stated on the invoice, providing the parcel is securely packed in the same way as it was sent out. If you wish to return the parcel yourself please feel free to do so. Once the parcel has returned to us we will refund you the full amount. Please note that refunds may take up to 7 working days to appear in your account.

For more information, view our full Terms and Conditions information.

Related Products

02500913-52e1-4be5-bc7b-5a9559a4d875 Quick View

Domaine Langlois Chateau Saumur Blanc 2018

Chenin Blanc dominated dry and minerally with a tang of honeyed melon on the palate that leads to the crisp floral finish. The harvest is made entirely by hand yielding 60 hl/ha and 150kg of grapes produced 100 litres of juice in this vintage. Fermentation was controlled at between 18-20 degrees to preserve the precious aromas.
£13.99 Add to basket
9689dbeb-09bf-4048-8069-1eea2d8137c0 Quick View

Aromo Viognier 2018

Full bodied white with a rich background of savoury notes, a very aromatic peach and mayblossom fruit character, but without any sweetness. No oak and fresh fruit makes this wine a real winner. The Aromo wines have a great charm and appeal and this is no exception.
£8.99 Add to basket
d2d9a1a1-dcf8-431e-ad24-48c8c70267a7 Quick View

Domaine de Bel Air Pouilly Fume 2019

Pale lemon, yellow in colour. The nose is fresh with lively citrus fruit notes and grass. The firm, mineral palate has excellent balance of fine acidity with intense lemon, flint and pear flavours and a long crisp finish. It is medium to full-bodied.
£20.69 Add to basket
de7bb7b9-084c-428c-b6f4-41e73a364cfc Quick View

Domaine Pelle Menetou Salon Morogues 2018

This wine has a subtle, pure nose with aromas of white flowers and citrus fruits. The taste is racy and crystalline, clear with a citrus fruit taste initially followed by a saline and mineral finish. Nothing overly exuberant: just clarity and precision.
£20.99 Add to basket
40a487df-1f5e-4f47-b5b9-fade5bb62487 Quick View

Domaine des Ballandors Quincy 2019

This is the village adjacent to Sancerre and Pouilly Fume where wines of similar style are made but because of Quincy’s ‘lesser’ name at much reduced cost. This wine is a testament to that; the flavours and aromas achieved in this wine are equivalent to any top flight Sancerre, with ‘grippy’ edgy grapefruit notes and steely crisp fruit. When Anton Beukes, winemaker at the Môreson Winery in South Africa, tasted this wine at supper, he said; ‘This is the wine I would love to make’ - Anton makes some very serious wines, so what an accolade! Winner of Best French White Wine at ‘France under one roof’ London 2005.
£17.99 Add to basket
07ffba53-61f7-4271-88cf-ee6ff4459441 Quick View

Loimer Riesling 2019

A rather restrained nose of fresh apricot and white stone fruit develops into youthful lime perfumes. On the palate, the Loimer Riesling has a crunchy acidity and lots of texture. Light-bodied, the wine is balanced and has a medium to long finish.
£16.99 Add to basket
a1ced61c-f833-4e73-9368-4c4b75df16cb Quick View

Nostros Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2019

A rich, well rounded oaked Chardonnay with great weight in the mouth. Creamy, toasty aromas with rich tropical fruit. The perfect partner to roast chicken or turkey.
£11.99 Add to basket
089b1723-2ab7-401a-8aa7-c427331b92ba Quick View

Domaine des Brosses Sancerre 2019

The Girard family have 6 different parcels of Sancerre vineyards. Their hillside vineyards are located on classic clay and chalk soils, giving the grippy, mineral style expected of true Sancerre. Domaine des Brosses has used a machine harvester to collect the grapes since 1989. This is so that the Sauvignon Blanc is brought to the winery in the coolness of night-time, thus retaining the classic citrus and gooseberry aromas and flavours of Sancerre. Pale yellow in colour. The nose is fresh and full of hay, citrus and mineral notes. The palate is medium in body with crisp lemon acidity and an appealing creamy complexity alongside the ripe peach, elderflower and mineral flavours which last well on the long finish.
£21.69 Add to basket
859f691a-831d-478b-94e8-33efd85a3c9c Quick View

Peter Lehmann Margaret Semillon 2012

While bottle ageing in the Tanunda cellars, the wine has developed an attractive vibrant green/gold colour. The bouquet shows hints of lemon flower together with some waxy, honeyed development so typical of great, aged Semillon. The grapes were picked early in the season to retain more natural acidity and the palate is dry with a zesty finish.
£17.29 Add to basket
88b42dd7-b68a-4267-b430-81c2c78ecc46 Quick View

Axel Pauly Purist Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2019

Bright golden yellow with green hues. The nose has fresh hay along with yellow and exotic fruits. The palate is fresh and medium-bodied, with a striking mineral character and clear tropical fruit notes before the long finish.
£17.69 Add to basket
Back to top