This is the most tightly wound of the 2016 Von Buhl Rieslings. Intensely deep, spicy and racy. Yellow plum, citrus pith and white floral notes. Lots of salty, smoky complexity. It is also the most impressive.
The name of this ancient renowned site comes from the German word for ‘pitchstone’. Black basalt rocks dominate this vineyard’s soil. These rocks are the legacy of the Pechsteinkopf volcano. They give the soil an intensely smoky, mineral profile. This marks the wines from this site with an unmistakable precision and intensity and a spicy, smoky and iodine character. There are two other idiosyncrasies of the site. One is a higher than average portion of clay (for Forst) that aids water retention. The second is a 2-metre layer of limestone that is penetrated by the oldest vine roots. Von Buhl is the largest holder in this site, farming some 5-hectares (out of 17).