"This is named after a local wind that blows in Lorch. Eva Fricke explains 'It is a mountain wind, which blows at night or early in the morning down from the Lorcher Wisper Valley. It occurs in calm, windless and cloudless high-pressure weather conditions. The mountain wind emerges when deeper air layers on the slopes of the Taunus chill out due to the height and the Taunus’ open geological width. The much colder, thicker and therefore heavier air then flows from the slopes of the Taunus heights down into the Lorch Valley towards the Rhein River. ... The air is rough, smells of salty algae, and it creates loud spherics when the Wisperwind hits the air mass on the Rhein River. I experience the Wisperwind as a very intense weather phenomenon and when I am standing on the steep slopes of Lorch or Rüdesheim and close my eyes, then wind, spherics and salty smell of water make me feel at home and imagine standing on the shore of the North Sea [Eva comes from Bremen].' From sites in Pfaffenweis, Bodenthal and Kappelenbert. Slate and quartzite. Both selected yeast and spontaneous ferment in tank. 7 months on lees. RS 17.9 g/l, TA 8.6 g/l.
Distinctive aroma that has both a creamy character and a dry stony note. Citrus and greengage fruit. Gorgeous creamy richness on the palate while retaining excellent freshness. Then that salty character clear on the finish. Terrific wine that marries richness, rounded texture, fullness in the mouth and still mouth-watering freshness. Masterful. If I had tasted this blind, I would have said it was fermented or aged in big old oak, but according to the tech sheet, this is not the case. 17/20 points. (JH)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Winery: Cuvée from sites of Lorch, gray slate & quartzite, peach, watermelon, refreshing, fruity and salty.