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Riesling Altenberg Auslese, Van Volxem - 2018

This rare Auslese pours into the glass with an extremely clear, pure, fascinating golden hue. The bouquet seems rather fresh and reserved at first, but then reveals a wonderful aroma of candied citrus, exquisite herbs and delicate yellow and white flowers. On the palate it tastes wonderfully crystalline, with pure tones and a dreamy balance of sweetness and ripe, fruity acidity. Wine Advocate: 95/100
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The Van Volxem estate is located in Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, more precisely on the banks of the Saar in the village of Wiltingen. It was bought by the current owner, Roman Niewodniczanski, in 2000. Almost all the vines are located on schist and the harvest never starts before All Saints' Day. The vines are all between 30 and 60 years old. The Altenberg is a very steep schist slope. This parcel was acquired by the estate in 2003. First vintage produced: 2004.


This rare wine, made from an over-ripe harvest, is only produced in the best years, when the botrytis is present but pure, and makes for a paradoxically sweet but crystalline wine.

Suggestions for accompaniment

Drink it for itself or with pineapple carpaccio.

Liquid geography

Van Volxem is situated in the Saar in the historic centre of Wiltingen and was built on the ruins of a Roman villa, the remains of which can still be found in the estate's park. Its vineyards, some of which were planted on the best schist slopes of the Saar by the Romans as early as the 3rd century, are among the oldest in the region. Rediscovered and developed by monks in the 11th century, it was cultivated from the 16th century onwards by the Jesuit Order, then transformed into a wine-growing monastery in 1743. During the French Revolution, the ecclesiastical lands were secularised. During the French Revolution, the ecclesiastical lands were secularised and the Brussels brewer, Gustav Van Volxem, became the owner. This visionary was quick to recognise the potential of the vineyard, which was very well situated on the Saar, and succeeded in making it one of the most renowned in the Prussian Empire. The rise of the region's wines triggered the golden age of the winery, whose "nectars" appeared on many prestigious wine lists around the world.After four generations of the Van Volxem family, the estate was bought by Roman Niewodniczanski in 2000. The property was then renovated and the vineyard enlarged thanks to the acquisition of many prestigious plots. Dominik Völk, who has been managing director since 2004, is trying to revive the rich past and is aiming for an international...

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