Jochen Beurer - Riesling 'Gipskeuper' 2015
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Jochen's 'Gipskeuper' Riesling is his easiest to understand, and by that we mean it's the one that is ready the earliest and shows the most fruit.
The translation for it is 'gypsum', referring to a porous type of soil that occupies the lowest terraces on Jochen's vineyards. For us this represents a sheer, delicious type of medium-bodied dry Riesling that still represents the purity and clean style of the estate.
There's ample yellow fruit and minerality with a long salty finish, with once again the trademark alpine coolness of the land.
Annual Production: N/A
Terroir: Ancient sea limestone
Winemaking: Stainless steel
Certification: Certified Biodynamic by Demeter and Ecovin
Drinking Window: 2017-2021
- Jochen Beurer does not make ordinary Riesling. It's as simple as that, but also as complicated as that. Why does his Riesling taste different? It's a matter of the terroir, as well as his personality. His estate is situated in Swabia, at the farthest southern end of Germany, where he farms on a variety of Jurassic and Triassic soils on the hills around Kernen im Remstal.
Jochen started working in organics in 2003, and moved to biodynamics within a few years. As a former BMX champion, he has an almost crazed single-mindedness to make the most precise, terroir-focused Rieslings as possible. He doesn't separate his cuvées based on sweetness—he separates them based on soil type.