Tesch Lohrer Berg Riesling
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Smooth and Earthy, Round Riesling. Loamy soil with lots of gravel and an excellent natural water supply.
- The LÖHRER BERG (= empty mountain) in Langenlonsheim is one of the oldest Riesling vineyards in the Nahe. In 1688 Elector Philip William of the Palatinate ordered the planting of Riesling here to the exclusion of all other grape varieties.
- Numerous natural springs nourish and enhance the loamy, gravel-laden soil and help make it exceptionally fertile.
- The vines in place have been there for more than 40 years already.
Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling
Elaboration: Deep roots, old vines, environmentally friendly viticulture and careful harvesting of the grapes by hand. Gentle, artisan aging and bottling in particularly sustainable packaging in the cellar. The screw cap protects the wine perfectly and enables reliable maturation of the wine.
Tasting Notes: Smooth and Earthy, Round Riesling. Juicy and apple-laced Riesling that often develops subtle earthy notes with a bit of age.
2019 – 93 James Suckling
2015 – 92 James Suckling | 91 Wine Advocates
Since 1723, Weingut Tesch has been a family-owned winery in Langenlonsheim, located in the Nahe region of Southwest Germany. The year, 2023, marks the wine estate’s 300th year of winemaking excellence. The winery is known far and wide for its highly rated Rieslings.
Current owner, Dr. Martin Tesch, represents the eleventh generation of his family to lead the business. With a degree in microbiology, he started working for his parents in 1996 and took over when his father retired. In 2001, Martin began reinventing the estate, going back to basics and primarily producing dry Rieslings, bottled without any intervention.