Dear wine lovers,
The "2015" has every chance of being a really great vintage. One thing is clear: it tastes really good. It was an exceptional year for the riesling grapes because the weather was eminently suitable. Because the spring was warm and dry, the vines flowered early at the end of May. A warm summer followed which was as dry as the summer of the 2003 vintage. It was, however, not quite as hot. The grapes remained small and even the rain, which began in September, was not able to generate much growth. Some grapes showed signs of the beginnings of an infection with botrytis, but this was arrested by the onset of colder nights at the end of September. The sugar levels in our must reached the levels of the great vintages of 2006, 2003, 1976 and 1959, with the difference that the grapes were perfectly sound. This is reflected in the full aroma of the wines. Climax of this year's collection is a "Trockenbeerenauslese" with a phenomenal 200 degrees öchsle. "2015" - a truly great vintage.
You are cordially invited to taste the new wines in our estate. Do give us a ring beforehand. If you are unable to visit us, we would be happy to put together a sample package of wines according to your wishes.
Your wine estate Becker- Steinhauer