We are in Oberwesel, a small town on the left bank of Rhine river, in Rhineland-Palatinate State, in Germany. Lanius-Knab is located in this fantastic landscape. The propriety belongs to VDP, the national German association of top quality wine production.
Winemakers themselves affirmed that their high quality wines are made thanks to excellent production process in their cellars and to the quality of their grapes as well, coming from vineyards of the middle Rhine valley.
All the wines of this region are, indeed, well-known for the variety of their splendid nuances, essentially influenced by the different “terroirs” where grapes grow, so weather and territory morphology are the two main elements that made wines singular in their style.
Modernity and tradition are combined together to produce the wines of the company. First of all, wine is poured into big steel tanks of great value, and then it is refined in traditional seasoned oak barrels.
Engehöller Bernstein vineyard represents more than half of total vineyards of the firm. The basic soil component, the slate, enriches wine of unique peach and apricot aromas. Wines produced in Engehöller Goldmund vineyard have peculiar lemon and apple notes.
Whereas Oberweseler Oelsberg vine has a soil composed of humus, sandstone and slate, which gives special flavors to wines.
We have greatly enjoyed Riesling, all wines are under VDP quality certification:
Riesling 2014, a superb wine. We can define it as a light, fresh, fruity and mineral wine. Citrus notes strengthen its freshness and make the wine a pleasure for the palate.
Riesling GG (Gewächs lordi) Engehöller Bernstein is an extraordinary wine variety. It has the same particular characteristics of classic Riesling, but it stands out for its strong fragrances. This is more mineral and softer body then others, and very intense too. We really appreciated its lemon aroma and we have been charmed by the production of Riesling carried out in a classic and traditional way, that we didn’t find in other German winemakers instead.
A wonderful winery that we really recommend to visit.
Lanius-Knab company website: http://www.lanius-knab.de/en/
Valentina Gagliano (translation)