Rüdesheimer Drachenstein Riesling Trocken, Erste Lage, Leitz

Rüdesheimer Drachenstein Riesling Trocken, Erste Lage, Leitz - 2016

Item # 42241 750mL
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The Rüdesheimer Drachenstein vineyard is situated at the base of the national monument "Germania” close to the Niederwald-forest. Here, the soil contains a combination of quartz and quartzite with mixed-in red clay slate topsoil. The red soils give an overt, red berried profile that is delicious.


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