WE94 What a bargain for such a lavishly composed beerenauslese. Aromas of honey, spice and potpourri meld seamlessly on the palate, with flavors of caramel and peach preserves. It’s luxuriously rich and creamy, but brightened by streaks of lemony acidity and a tea-leaf astringency that lingers long on the finish. (2014)
It is the South-facing slope, rising steeply from the bank of the Rhine up into the Taunus hillside where viticulture is most demanding in the Rheingau. Protected by both the river and the forests at the top of the hillside, the stony quartzite and slate soil is an ideal environment for vines. First plantings can be traced back to 1031 on this hillside, and it is here that Friedrich Nägler began cultivating vines in 1826. The reknowned Berg (mountain) in Rüdesheim is split into three single vineyards, Rottland, Schlossberg and Roseneck . The Nägler estate has ownership in all three parts of this outstanding, steep vineyard slope. A total of 21 acres are today cultivated by Tilbert Nägler who inherited the estate from Dr Heinrich Nägler.