Louis Guntrum Nierstein Oelberg Riesling Trocken is a dry German Riesling from the Rheinehessen wine-growing region of Gemany.
The Louis Guntrum Estate, established 1948, is now in the hands of the 11th generation of the Guntrum family and includes some of the best vineyard sites in Nierstein and Oppenheim. The have over 11 hectares of mainly Grand Cru vineyards in one of the most traditional wine growing regions of German and their home is one of Rheinhessen’s largest vaulted brick cellars.
The grapes for the Louis Guntrum Nierstein Oelberg Riesling Trocken come from the site of a former monastery, which perhaps accounts for the slightly biblical sounding name, “Oelberg” translates at “Mount of Olives”. The vines here were planted in 1993 on Rotliegend (red clay slate) soils and the vineyards have a southern exposure. It is considered to be one of the best sites in the Nierstein.
Louis Guntrum take various measures in the vineyard, reduced pruning, defoliage and green harvest, to ensure a good harvest. They also only use very limited and strictly monitored fertilizers and chemicals. Made only from carefully selected grapes which undergo a gentle pressing followed by temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks.