The Rausch vineyard, Grosse Lage, is located on a steep, south-facing slope just behind Saarburg. The soils are a mix of Devonian slate and diabase, with ideal drainage. The fruit is 100% handpicked and after harvest, the grapes ferment and age with 100% neutral Fuder barrels, all in their extremely humid, deeply underground cellar.
Aromatically the wine has ripe apples and grapefruit to lemon verbena and wild mint on the smoky slate foundation. The palate plays peek-a-boo from beneath gauzy layers of fruit, herbal elegance, and spice.