Riesling Grosses Gewächs is a top-tier classification of dry Riesling wines from Germany. It is a relatively new classification, established in 2002, and is reserved for the highest quality wines from top-rated vineyard sites, which are produced by members of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates).
The grapes used to produce Riesling Grosses Gewächs wines are harvested late, resulting in a high level of ripeness and concentration. The wines are fermented and aged in oak barrels, which adds complexity and depth to the wine, without overpowering the natural character of the Riesling grape.
Riesling Grosses Gewächs wines are typically full-bodied and rich, with a range of flavors that can include citrus, stone fruit, honey, and mineral undertones. They are characterized by a high level of acidity, which gives them a refreshing and zesty character, despite their richness and complexity.
These wines are highly sought after by wine enthusiasts and collectors, and are often aged for several years before being released. They pair well with a range of dishes, including seafood, poultry, and pork, as well as spicy and flavorful dishes from Asian cuisine.