Overview of the Wine
Louis Guntrum was established in 1648, and since 2003 has been owned and operated by Louis Konstantin Guntrum, who is the 11th generation of the Guntrum family to make wine. During the French Revolution, the Guntrum family fled across the Rhine river and temporarily relocated in Bensheim. In 1909, Louis Guntrum returned to Nierstein and founded the Louis Guntrum winery as it is known today. In February 1945, during World War II, U.S.General Patton occupied the winery and the family mansion, having crossed the Rhein river directly at the Louis Guntrum estate. The current generation is focused on producing high-quality wines that are created with passion and rooted in history.
The Louis Guntrum cellars lie on the banks of the Rhine between Oppenheimer and Nierstein. The 11th generation, Louis Konstantin Guntrum, the sole owner, is managing the estate today.
Modern cellar technology, combined with the best of traditional wine-making and philosophy have formed a harmonious relationship, and are responsible for the production of some of Germany‘s finest wines, of which we are truly proud.
Vineyard/Soil Type: The Sackträger vineyard has heavy loam and clay soil with an excellent absorptive capacity for rain water. Sackträger is classified as a Grosses Gewächs/Grand Cru vineyard, located at 500ft elevation, with a southeast orientation. The hillside is shaped like a horse-shoe, providing perfect protection from heavy weather conditions. It has been recognized as one of the best vineyards in Germany for more than 100 years. Sackträger translates to “porter,” or “carrier,” and was named after the medieval guild of porters, who unloaded the Rhein vessels and carried their load along this vineyard to the Oppenheim castle on top of the hill.
Harvest Notes: 2016 had an unusually rainy Spring, causing a late blossoming season that lasted more than three weeks, and strong infections with downy mildew. After a cool summer, there were low expectations for 2016 vintage. This all changed with six weeks of beautiful sunshine and unseasonal temperatures throughout the month of September and into October. The harvest of 2016 ended up producing beautifully ripe grapes. It will be yet another good vintage, albeit quite
different in expression than 2015.
Winemaking Process: Gentle pressing, fermentation with cultured yeast in stainless steel at 60°F. Aged on the lees until shortly prior to bottling. Late bottling and release dates.
Grape / Blend
A classic Grand Cru wine–grown toage for five years before itisready to drink. When drinking young,decant or enjoy 24hours after having opened the bottle. Great Riesling expressionof ripe peaches and pears, melon and ripe pineapple. Lasting.
Product size: 750ml