Hailing from the rich, ripe Pfalz region of German comes this slightly sweet style of riesling. There's some appealing stone fruits on the nose and palate, along with a lick of orange marmalade. It's all propped up with lemony acidity, a flinty texture, and a dry, juicy finish. Try it with a Thai pork dish.
The village of Wachenheim (pronounced “VAHK-en-hime”) lies at the center of the esteemed Mittelhaardt area of the Pfalz, which historically has been the source of the region’s finest wines. Here, the well-drained, weathered sandstone soils produce pure, fruit-driven wines with a distinctive stony character. As with “villages” bottlings from Burgundy, these wines are labeled only with the village name.
The light, sandy loam soil of the village-quality vineyard in Wachenheim produces bright, fruit-forward wines.