Kühling-Gillot Ölberg Grosses Riesling is a Riesling white wine produced by Kühling-Gillot and is classified as VDP Rheinhessen.
Kühling-Gillot is a winery located in the municipality of Bodenheim in Rheinhessen, one of the areas close to the Rhine. The winery was founded in the 19th century, but since 2002 belongs to the couple Carolin Gillot and Oliver Spanier. They cultivate organically and produce Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Silvaner wines.
The vineyards for Kühling-Gillot Ölberg Grosses Riesling are located on the southernmost part of Mount Ölberg, the "Mount of Olives". The hill has been cultivated by monks for centuries and there are even references to it in the Bible. On the plot, the vines are on a steep slope, with a gradient of up to 60%, on red slate soils. Its soils and orientation allow the grape to ripen perfectly. For centuries the location has been known to produce high quality wines.
Kühling-Gillot Ölberg Grosses Riesling is made according to the traditional winemaking in the area. Pressing the bunches gently and clearing the must by gravity so that the fermentation proceeds in a desired way. Once fermented the wine undergoes an ageing on lees for a few months.
Kühling-Gillot Ölberg Grosses Riesling is dry and fatty white wine with a high viscosity that balances fruit and minerality, sweetness and saltiness.