It had to be a mature Riesling from the Rheingau today. It was the remainder of a bottle of 2008 Wallufer Walkenberg Kabinett trocken from J.B. Becker I had opened yesterday.
I haven’t been to the winery in a while, but I appreciate Hajo Becker’s wines. He gives his wines the time they need to develop without filtration. His motto is “time is the best filter. This also applies to this Kabinett, which was matured further for one year in traditional barrels after an extended time on lees.
The Kabinett comes from the Walkenberg, a wind-protected site not far from the Rhine, which consists of loess, clay and gravelly subsoil. The 2008 vintage is more of a classic vintage in the Rheingau.
In the glass, the wine impressively demonstrates how superbly Hajo Becker’s wines can age. Aromas of lime, orange peel, white peach are underlined by subtle maturation scents and a mineral herbal spice. Very precise and focused with a substantial length. A perfect companion for the evening!!!