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The 2018 Riesling Amphora Alma (literally: anima, soul) was fermented on the mash for six months and is entirely based on the free-run must. Sulfured only after the second racking, the 2018 opens with an attractive quince bouquet on the nose, whereas the palate is juicy and aromatic but also filigreed like a Mosel Riesling, possibly also some delicate residual sweetness. Very pleasant and again with quince and apricot aromas. A delicious "light" wine from the Kremstal. Bottled with 13% alcohol that is well hidden.
Sustainable. 100% Riesling. Inspired by his friend who produced Amphora wines, Salomon made its first Alma Riesling in 2011. Alma means the soul with the fermentation and long skin contact, Salomon wants to capture the soul of Riesling. Hand harvested in the second week of October 2017. Destemmed, and then juice and skins were filled into Amphora where fermentation took place and lasted for seven weeks. During this time as well as for the rest of winter, the wine rested cool and untouched in buried Amphora. Racked from the Amphora in late April into a small tank and sulfur is added for the first time. Sedimentation by gravity only. 80 cases produced.