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Balthasar Ress

 

BALTHASAR RESS

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Balthasar Ress is a 5th generation family domain located in Germany’s Rheingau wine region. The estate is currently managed by Christian Ress, the creative personality who helps promote the wines of Balthasar Ress throughout the world.

Currently the domaine’s production is comprised of 90% Riesling, with the remainder devoted to Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir).

All of the vineyards are farmed sustainably with an eye towards the future. In the cellar, fermentations are encouraged to occur naturally, as the overriding goal is to “allow Mother Nature to make the wine”. Since 2009 Dirk Wurtz, has been the head winemaker winemaker at Balthasar Ress. During his tenure he has taken the winery to new levels of quality and expression with bold ideas and innovation.

 
 
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Balthasar Ress "Von Unserm" Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2014

Von Unserm or “Our Own” refers to the estate vineyards and proprietary wine, that has been produced since Balthasar Ress was founded in 1870. Medium bodied lively and fresh, Von Unserm finishes bone dry, and with a clean mouthwatering finish.

 
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Balthasar Ress Hattenheim Schützenhaus Riesling Kabinett 2014

From a long and southwest facing vineyard site, which helps protect its vines from the easterly winds. Light, crisp and displaying a gentle sweetness. Dangerously easy to drink.

 
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Balthasar Ress Rüdesheimer Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2014

A textbook study in the great vineyard sites of Rüdesheim. Intense and mineral driven with a juicy tart finish.

 

Balthasar Ress Hattenheim Nussbrunnen Riesling Spätlese GG 2013

From the village of Hattenheim and the top rated Grosses Gewächs vineyard site Nussbrennen site comes this “Grand Cru” Riesling – Tense and stony aromas with a structured pure palate. A serious and great wine for the cellar.