Light yellow, intense, aromatic bouquet, yellow fruit, subtle rose aroma, spicy, minerally notes, dry on the palate, evident mature acidity, medium-bodied, well structured, very quaffable and interesting, very good length. The Riesling component of 60% makes the often all-too dominant Gewürztraminer wonderfully drinkable.
Kühling-Gillot is one of the top companies in the Rheinhessen wine-growing area, and even in the whole of Germany. The winery is run by Carolin Spanier-Gillot and her husband Hans Oliver Spanier, who owns the Battenfeld Spanier estate. Kühling-Gillot’s vineyards extend over 18 hectares, planted mainly with Riesling and Pinot Noir. Around 90,000 bottles are produced each year. The winery is located in Bodenheim, close to the famous Roter Hang. Red clay shale is widespread in this privileged position. All efforts are concentrated on ensuring that this red shale can be tasted in the Kühling-Gillot wines. The winery owns a number of plots on the Roter Hang classified as „Grosse Lage (Grand Cru) - such as Pettenthal, Rothenberg, Ölberg and Hipping. The division is based on the laborious work of the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates (VDP), to which Kühling-Gillot has belonged for over 20 years. The traditional business has regularly earned accolades from the best wine critics in Germany. The owners are of course pleased. But for them it is even more important that they and the soil of their winery be recognized in their wines. Authenticity is our compass is their slogan. And Carolin Spanier-Gillot always wants to impart a holistic experience. For instance, they opened a wine bar in the winery, were regular events are held. Hospitality and enjoyment are put into practice here. Wine always involves emotions. They believe that true enjoyment can only come about when both the head and the heart are involved.