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. With a doff-of-the-cap to the Siegel name, this Riesling was born. 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.
An off-dry Riesling in the classic Kabinett style that shimmers with bright fruit and elegant vibrant acidity. Pure as the driven snow, the taut white peach and lemon aromatics translate straight to the palate, where that touch of minerality is seductively soft against the brilliance of the fruit.