Von Winning Langenmorgen Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2018
Langenmorgen translates to “long morning”. A “morgen” was an old measure of size, referring to the amount of land that one could work with a horse in a single day, about .1 hectare. This is a small section inside of the Paradiesgarten 1er Lage (1er Cru) and is the best section. With this vintage, a noble reduction seems to be a hallmark of the year. Langenmorgen shows the intense ripeness, rich and aristocratic. It certainly shows a richness of fruit – orange and red peach, but it’s not simply about fruit. There is a hint of iodine and almond, a structured, ripe acidity. The 2018 Langenmorgen GG “VDP. Grosse Lage” is deep, pure and fresh on the bright and elegant nose with its spicy phenolic touch and the fragrant bouquet of crushed stones, fresh oak and floral notes. The palate is pretty sweetish again but elegant, lush and round with fine tannins. whereas the finish reveals bitter orange peel flavors. Tasted in Deidesheim, December 2019.