From very pebbly loess soils, the 2019 Riesling Kabinett Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl is bright and sulfured on the precise, elegant and refined nose. Round and elegant on the refined palate, this is a very accessible Kabinett with flesh and texture and almost a Spätlese character. Pleasantly salty on the intense and persistent finish.
Vineyard: Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl
Soil Type: Loess loam with quartzite
Slope: 10 – 40 %
Age of Vines: Approx. 15 – 35 years
Wine Making: Fermented and matured in large wooden barrels and stainless steel vats
Classification: VDP. GROSSE LAGE®
The loess loam soil of the Krötenpfuhl vineyard is notable for its high share of gravelly quarzite. Between the stony ground and its southern aspect, this neighbor to the Kahlenberg is known for warm soils and early flowering of the vines year after year. The loess loam substrate retains water well, ensuring the vines have sufficient moisture even in drought years. Vines growing in this type of pebbly soil tend to produce small berries with delicate aromas, a lively acidity and a long hang time.