The namesake vineyard of the estate, a Grand Cru created by blasting the toweringly steep cliff face to rubble in the 1840s. Grey slate, thin topsoil, perfect exposition, extremely old, pre-phylloxera vines on their original rootstock, and a legendary history makes this one of the living treasures of German wine. Hand-harvested and aged in barrel, like all of Gernot’s top wines.
The 2016er Enkircher Batterieberg Réserve comes from over 80 year -old un-grafted vines in the terraced part of the vineyard. It offers a gorgeous nose of white peach, vineyard peach, ginger and spices. The wine proves gorgeously playful and elegant on the palate and leaves a stunning feel of spices and whipped cream. The aftertaste is creamy, precise and seemingly endless. This is easily one of the finest dry Rieslings from the great 2016 vintage, one that will evolve majestically for another two decades.