Appellation: Schaumwein; “Schaum” means foam.
Cuvée: Rizzy Star Must
Colour: White
Grapes: Riesling
About: top level vineyards, ripe fruit, and higher alcohol, then longer on lees before released, so much finer. Don’t normally de-stem riesling, usually press whole bunches to avoid green oils of the stems. So a bit of phenolic from WB press, plus more mineral acidity out of the stems.

Vines

Location, parcels: Kröv, in particular Steffenberg, source of the estate’s top riesling
Size ha: less than 1.
Age: planted in 1977
Soils: grey slate.
Exposition: south.
Altitude m: 220.
Training: on wire.
Farming and philosophy: certified and uncertified Organic.
Average yield hl/ha: 55.
Climate: cool.

Winemaking

Hand pricked. De-stemmed fruit, crushed in press, then direct to wild ferment in 2000L old barrel 24 hour cool maceration on skins, bottled in January after the harvest by hand, 18 months in bottle on full lees to finish fermentation, then disgorged.

Vintage Notes 2020
The weather: dry and hot season until mid september, then cold and a bit rainy, mid to end of September giving some juice to the grapes.
Yield hl/ha: 55
Harvested: early October
Bottles produced: 3000
Alcohol %: 11.5
SO2 Total: 0 added