The Deidesheimer Riesling is a selection of different locations from Deidesheim and, in principle, the perfect balancing act for those who want something more than just the basic or Riesling Win Win, but do not want to risk the Grosses Gewachs or have them slumber in the cellar for a decade or more. Very aromatic, citrus, floral notes on the nose, suck you in for sip. The palate is juicy nectarine and citrus, with a touch of smoke and herbaceous notes too, a huge wash of acidity brings you through to a silky smooth saline, mineral finale. A real triumph at the price.
One of Germany’s oldest and most prestigious wineries, Weingut von Winning was founded in 1849 and revived as a family enterprise in 2007 by the late Achim Niederberger, bringing in the extremely talented Stephan Attman as winemaker and assisted by Andreas Huetwohl.
Practicing organic and with enviable holdings of Grosses Gewächs vineyards across the villages of Ruppertsberg, Deidesheim, and Forst. Von Winning produces the most internationally renowned dry wines in Germany.
The Von Winning philosophy has historically relied on respectful cooperation with nature, with no use of herbicides or synthetical fertilisers in the vineyard, no fining and no use of pumping or filtration. Going against the more common (and less expensive) use of stainless steel fermentation, all of Von Winning’s Rieslings are fermented in oak barrels of different sizes, which contributes to their structure and complexity
Attmann describes his winemaking as “not doing the wrong thing at the wrong time.” The estate’s premium wines are treated with a minimalist approach and with the highest respect in the cellar. Gentle clarification, a natural and spontaneous fermentation and the abandonment of fining agents create wines with a distinctive indigenous and very elegant style. Pumping the juice or wine is never necessary in the gravity flow winery, allowing for minimal, and gentle vinification.