Insights into wine
The Hallgartener Jungfer von Kühn towers proudly over the Doosberg, at an altitude of around 220 metres. Its growing area is characterised by quartzite soil interspersed with loess loam, an erosion product of the Rheingau Mountains. With a slight slope to the southeast, the vineyard shows a cool perspective compared to the Doosberg. The Stockinger wooden barrel, acquired specifically for the maturation of this wine, accompanies the wine every year and now offers barely perceptible influence on its characteristics.
A beautiful medium straw tone.
This Riesling from the 2020 harvest of the Hallgartener Jungfer presents itself with a strong aromatic range, reminiscent of hops, tobacco and some sweet yeast. It is joined by delicate, floral notes of peonies. Ripe grapes, apples and apple peel are just as perceptible in the aroma, creating an overall round and at the same time refreshing image.
On the palate, the Riesling unfolds in a sensual, silky, juicy and saline manner, underlining a ripe fruit of apples, pears, stone fruit and ripe lemon. Despite its creaminess, the wine offers a taut and firm note, coupled with a captivating finish. Its elegance and apparent nonchalance are remarkable. Where many Grosse Gewächse focus on restrained and pure aromatics, this Riesling presents itself precisely, but at the same time pleasantly multi-faceted with plenty of juice and an impressive length of flavour.
Alternative food recommendations
For a harmonious combination, you could try fried scorpion fish in a broth of golden tomatoes, ginger and fermented garlic. Alternatively, you could serve it with skewers of scallops pickled in limon shijo koji. A vegetarian option would be white asparagus fermented in soba shiru tamari and then baked.
Peter Jakob Kühn
Winery Peter Jakob Kühn, Mühlstraße 70, 65375 Oestrich-Winkel / Germany, organic certificate: DE-ÖKO-003