This Von Buhl 2016 GG Riesling has an abundance of textural red and yellow fruits. The richness is moderated by an intense saltiness from the Basalt soil. Another Von Buhl vineyard with a storied history and an unusual name. The name Ungeheuer–German for ‘monster’–originated in the 19th century. The then chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, tasted the 1873 vintage from this site and exclaimed that it was “Ungeheuerlich gut!”- Monstrously good! The site is less basaltic than Von Buhl’s other Grosse Lage vineyards and it is also drier and warmer. It is, therefore, often the source of Von Buhl’s most decadent Grosses Gewächs. As with all the Grosses Gewächs vineyards, the Ungeheuer vines are cropped at something like 30 hl/ha, (a phenomenal figure in the wider German setting). The juice is naturally fermented and matured in large Franconian casks. Bottled without filtration.