Jochen's approach in the winery is simple: to intervene as little as possible. Low yields and careful selection in the vineyard ensures excellent fruit. There are 21 hectares under vine, 55% of which are Riesling. Geyersberg is a single vineyard that lies within the village of Bechtheim. Jochen's 7 hectares of Geyersberg face due South, ensuring excellent flavour ripeness and sugar development. Soil is made up of loess and marl. The grapes were harvested by hand and the very small yield was the equivalent of 15hl/ha.Bechtheimer `Geyersberg` Riesling Auslese is pale yellow in colour, with an elegant aroma of concentrated, exotic fruits. The palate has pure, luscious lemon flavour, with fresh acidity and a lingering finish of honey. It is firm-structured and complex with the ability to age for several decades if required.
The Joseph Perrier house style is fruity with a fine mousse and long refreshing finish. The name ‘Cuvée Royale’ celebrates the elegance and history of cuvées once supplied to HRH Queen Victoria and King Edwards VII in years gone by. Indeed the royal connections with this prestigious house have remained strong throughout its continued history.
Dreissigacker Bechtheimer `Geyersberg` Riesling Auslese