Andreas Bender
Paulessen Zenit2018
MoselGermany

£25.00

Andreas Bender, Paulessen Zenit, 2018

Andreas Bender
Paulessen Zenit2018
MoselGermany

£25.00

Paulessen is a dry Riesling, grown on the breathtakingly steep slopes of the Mosel Valley. On good years winemaker Andreas earmarks the best tanks, with the most concentrated fruit, which are bottled as his black label ‘Zenit’ range. It has the vibrant minerality, and mouthwatering acidity you'd expect in a good Riesling. The sheltered south facing slopes allow the grapes to ripen fully giving an intense finish of citrus and apricots.

About Andreas Bender

Young winemaker Andreas Bender has sites across the heart of the Mosel Valley. Having lived and worked in the region all his life he knows each area well, and which sites are likely to thrive each vintage. His method is distinctive in the world of German wine: instead of following the familiar model whereby top single vineyards are vinified and bottled separately, he blends his vineyards to achieve three different styles - similar to how Champagne houses blend across villages to achieve a consistent house style.

While on the one hand his ideas are modern, when it comes to winemaking itself, Andreas is committed to tradition: he believes careful cellar work, traditional winemaking methods and natural fermentation. On good years the best cuvées, from single vineyard sites with the most concentrated fruit are bottled as his black label ‘Zenit’.