One hundred and thirty years ago, 1897, in Wiesbaden, the firm Walter S. Siegel GmbH was started by its eponymous founder. Having acquired vineyards in Westhofen in Rheinhessen, the company was formed to sell his own wines, as well as various prestigious estates in other regions. In 1937 Herr Siegel's son, Hans, formed Walter S. Siegel Ltd., in London with England Test Cricketer Ian Peebles through which they imported wines from Germany and France.
Situated to the south-east of Frankfurt, the region produces white and red wines, contrary to the likes of the Mosel and the Rhine regions which are very much white wine country. With the region sheltered by the Haardt mountains to the west, the climate is very similar to that of it's southerly neighbour Alsace.
Wine was vinified in stainless steel tanks prior to undergoing a dealcoholization process.
Bright, pale yellow colour, this is a simple Riesling with all its variety-specific fruitiness. With yellow fruits like peaches, some mineral notes and - very typical - also a hint of petrol.
Showcasing a fresh, lively character, well balanced and mouthwatering acidity.