Wine Enthusiast 91 points - Still young, this is a rounded full-bodied and intense wine. It has a very perfumed character, ripe pear and apricot flavors cut with a more steely, tight acidity. A fine Grand Cru wine like this needs several years’ aging. (Oct 2013)
The Grand Cru of Hengst is an exceptional site for growing Riesling. Facing south/south-east, the steep slope is a conglomeration of shale and limestone soils. This wine is dry, refined and delicately fruity.
|Looking out the back door of Philippe and Corrine Ehrhart’s cave you have a noble view. This small estate of 20 hectares is located in the village of Wettolsheim, which backs up to the vineyards of Steingrubler, Rosenberg, Hengst, Herrenweg and Brand.
The Ehrhart family committed themselves to organic farming 2 generations ago and the wines are all certified organic. Most of the work is done by family members by hand and the wines show wonderful purity and elegance. Each block is vinified separately and the wines rest on their lees for up to 6 months before bottling.