A stellar example of Riesling developing with a bit of bottle age from Hexamer. We were all thrilled by Hexamer during last years celebration on Riesling, so we had high hopes for this and it does not disappoint. Made up of hand picked bunches of fully ripened grapes from Schlossböckelheimer In den Felsen (“In the Rocks”) a small vineyard that is markedly steep with south facing slopes composed of rocky porphyry and produces wines characterized by softer acidity and a subtle smokiness.
A nose of yellow peach, mirabelle plum, red apple, honey, and pepper leads to a concentrated, full-bodied palate with hints of honey, salt and flint smokiness on the long layered finish. This is juicy and fresh with a rich texture in the mouth that makes it very satisfying.
A delicious wine to pair with a creamy salmon dish or goats cheese.
"This is the top wine from Hexamer and with a little bottle age already, this is a serious treat. There's this combination of full, ripe fruit lifted by precise acidity and incredible wet-slate minerality that makes it a very exciting wine to drink. I'd enjoy this a crab salad."
Weingut Hexamer's wines from the Nahe have a deeper and more wholesome feel. The vines lie on a combination of marl and red sandstone and owner/winemaker Harald picks relatively late to ensure rich, textural and ripe styles. Yields across the 7ha estate are kept very low, everything is handpicked and the majority of the wines are racked only once to make sure they’re bottled with vigour and have a clean, slatey streak.